Hate crime and incidents

A hate incident is: any non-crime incident which is perceived by the victim or any other person to be motivated by hostility or prejudice based on a personal characteristic.

A hate crime is: any criminal offence which is perceived by the victim or any other person to be motivated by hostility or prejudice based on a personal characteristic.

There are five centrally monitored strands of hate crime.

  • Race or ethnicity
  • Religion or belief
  • Sexual orientation
  • Disability
  • Transgender identity

Hate crime is a criminal offence and we encourage you to report this to the police immediately using the link on the right hand side of the page.

You can also report this to us using the online reporting form.