Hate crime

Introduction

Hate crime: challenge it, report it, stop it

Hate crime can be motivated by prejudice about:

  • race, colour, ethnic origin, nationality or national origins, including prejudice against Gypsies and Travellers
  • religion and belief, including no faith
  • transgender or gender identity, transphobia, the resentment or fear of transgender people, transsexuals or transvestites
  • sexual orientation, homophobia, the resentment or fear of gay, lesbian and bisexual people
  • disability, including sensory, physical, mental impairment or learning difficulties

Hate crime can take many forms, including:

  • threatening behaviour
  • assault
  • robbery
  • damage to property
  • inciting others to commit hate crimes
  • harassment

Go to Essex Police: Hate Crime for more information.

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