Hate Crime Series Overview

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A hate crime is: ‘Any hate incident, which constitutes a criminal offence, perceived by the victim or any other person, as being motivated by prejudice or hate based on a person’s disability, gender-identity, race, religion or belief, or sexual orientation.”

Hate crimes can include: threatening behaviour, assault, robbery, damage to property, inciting others to commit hate crimes, harassment

A hate incident is: ‘Any non-crime incident which is perceived by the victim or any other person, as being motivated by hostility or prejudice based on a person’s disability, gender-identity, race, religion or belief, or sexual orientation.”

This Series will focus on charities, current campaigns, resources, educational activities and experiences of hate crime.

The Law Commission for England and Wales is currently reviewing the Hate law system and will publish their final report in Spring 2014. Find out more about the Law Commissions’s project here.

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