What is hate?

Hate in the context of behaviour and attitude has been defined as; “Acts of violence, hostility and intimidation directed towards people because of their identity or perceived difference” (Chakraborti, Garland and Hardy 2014:6)

Who are the perpetrators?

The behaviour of perpetrators of Hate Incidents of Crimes should never be tolerated. The majority of perpetrators are not necessarily ‘haters’, more often everyday offenders are motivated by their perception of an imagined threat or unfounded fear or concern about ‘difference’. Having a good understanding of incidents that are occurring in our county through the reports received of such incidents enables the authorities to develop focused and targeted prevention and intervention strategies to challenge and address the root cause of the problem.

How do you know you’ve been a victim?

You are not alone and you don’t need to self-diagnose. Our team of professionals are fully trained and can help you to make sense of any incident or crime that you have faced. Below are 3 options to help you get the help you need.

Have you been targeted for something that you think wasn't your fault?

This could be an incident or offence that you as the victim (or as a witness) was motivated by hostility or prejudice based on ANY aspect of your identity. This could be due to: gender, alternative sub-culture, homelessness, sex-worker, any aspect of appearance. If so...
Report it

Transphobic related hate crime

Any incident or offence which is perceived by the victim or any other person to be motivated by a hostility or prejudice based on a person’s transgender or perceived transgender.

Race related hate crime

Any incident or offence which is perceived by the victim or any other person to be motivated by a hostility or prejudice based on a person’s race or perceived race – includes nationality, national origin, ethnic origin, race and colour.

Sexuality related hate crime

Any incident or offence which is perceived by the victim or any other person to be motivated by a hostility or prejudice based on a person’s sexual orientation or perceived sexual orientation.

Disability related hate crime

Any incident or offence which is perceived by the victim or any other person to be motivated by a hostility or prejudice based on a person’s disability or perceived disability.

Religious related hate crime

Any incident or offence which is perceived by the victim or any other person to be motivated by a hostility or prejudice based on a person’s religion or perceived religion.

Age related hate crime

Any incident or offence which is perceived by the victim or any other person to be motivated by a hostility or prejudice based on a person’s age.

There are 6 main types of hate. Although these 6 types are categorised each type has many different elements within each type that you may be a victim of. If you feel that the examples below don’t fit into what you have experienced then please use our reporting form to advise on of our professional experts who will be able to guide you through.

1

Report it to us

with this option you can help us to get a clearer understanding of what people are experiencing around our county.

Click here to report

2

Witnessed hate?

with this option the information that you provide will be used for policing purposes to help inform the police with the right information.

Report being a witness

3

Liaise directly police

we understand that dealing with the police can be daunting so with this option we can help you to liase with the police.

Contact the police