Hate Crime                              

Hate crimes are any crimes that are targeted at a person because of hostility or prejudice towards that person’s:
  • disability
  • race or ethnicity
  • religion or belief
  • sexual orientation
  • transgender identity
This can be committed against a person or property.

A victim does not have to be a member of the group at which the hostility is targeted. In fact, anyone could be a victim of a hate crime.

Hate crime is under-reported and the risk of repeat victimisation is high. Similar to domestic violence, when developing projects and setting targets for domestic violence reduction CDRP's should prepare for a 'paper' increase in hate crimes.

Hate Crime Links

Stop Hate Crime

A site owned by the Association of Chief Police Officers giving information about hate crime or incidents and how to report it.

Hate Crime Manual

This document, produced by the Association of Chief Police Officers for Scotland, draws together UK national experience of tackling hate crime and supporting its victims (published 2010).

Galop - Challenging Homophobic and Transphobic Hate Crime  

Information and services for challenging homophobic and transphobic hate crime in London.

Racial Crime and Harassment 'Toolkit'

A Home Office 'toolkit' giving the background to race crime offending, an analysis of the issues and local solutions. 

Welcome to the Commission for Racial Equality

Website of the Commission is detailed explanations of the nature of racial discrimination and the work of the Commission.

Updated May 2015