What are Hate Crimes and Hate Incidents?
Hate crimes and hate incidents are taken to mean any crime or incident where the perpetrator’s hostility or prejudice against an identifiable group of people is a factor in determining who is victimised. (ACPO, 2000:13)
Hate crime or incident
A Hate crime or Incident is any crime or incident which is perceived, by the victim or any other person, to be motivated by hostility or prejudice based on a person’s actual or perceived social group or groups.
For the purpose of the strategy the hate crime strands we will be focusing are monitored Hate Crimes / Incidents:
- Religion and Belief
- Sexual orientation