Hate Crime



The definition of a hate crime is typically one involving violence, that is motivated by prejudice on the basis of race, religion, sexual orientation, or other grounds.

This can include hate crime against the homeless which has become common too.

There has been a call for misogyny to become a hate crime with groups protesting that the hatred of women should be categorised as a criminal offence. Campaigners and MPs call for misogyny to become a Hate Crime  

Hate crime could be aimed at you if you suffer from a disability and is on the rise according to the BBC article  Disability Related Hate Crime up by 50%

Hate crimes can also be against people from different cultures or communities. Further reading available for Hate Crimes against travellers https://www.crimeandjustice.org.uk/publications/cjm/article/hate-crimes-against-travellers


If someone refers to your religion, ethnicity, disability or sexuality whilst verbally abusing or harming you they are guilty of a hate crime and this should not be tolerated.