What is hate crime?
Any crime or incident which you think happened because of race, ethnicity, religion or belief, gender identity, sexual orientation or disability is a hate crime. You could also be a victim of hate crime if you believe you are being targeted because the offender perceives you to be different in some way.
Some examples of hate crime are:
• Physical abuse
• Verbal abuse and name calling
Any experience of hate crime can leave you feeling angry, alone, stressed, depressed or frightened. You don’t have to deal with this on your own, we are here to support you whenever you need our help. It doesn’t matter if you aren’t sure whether an incident amounts to a crime or if you haven’t reported it to the police. We are here to get you back on your feet.
If you are unsure what to do or simply need someone to talk to, please get in touch.
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