A hate crime is when a person or people harm you or your property because you are different.
This may be because you:
· have a disability
· come from a minority race
· have a different religion
· are gay or a lesbian
· are transgender
Hate crime can take many forms including:
· physical attacks - such as assault, damage to property, offensive graffiti
· threat of attack - including offensive letters and texts, abusive or obscene telephone calls or groups hanging around to intimidate
· verbal abuse or insults - offensive leaflets and posters, abusive gestures and bullying at school
Hate Crime does not belong in our communities. If you experience it, or witness it you should report it.
101 or in an emergency call 999
Come to a local police station or a hate crime reporting centre.
The police service has launched, called True Vision, which allows you to report hate crime online