What is Hate Crime?
A Hate Incident is any incident that is perceived by the victim (or any other person) as being motivated by prejudice or hate. Though it does include criminal offences, it also includes non-criminal actions. For example, a family may feel that they are being targeted if they are the only residents of a particular race on their street and somebody keeps dumping rubbish into their garden, but no other gardens.
A Hate Crime is a criminal offence that is perceived by the victim (or any other person) as being motivated by prejudice or hate. Examples include criminal damage, assault, verbal abuse etc.
Prejudice exists in many forms. A person may be victimised because of their:
- sexual orientation
- transgender identity
Whatever the reason, it is not right and we want to stop it happening.
All Hate Incidents should be reported so that the information can be used to identify trouble spots and prevent the problem getting worse.
By tackling it together we can make North Wales a safer place to live.
If you need to report a hate crime you can contact North Wales Police by calling 101 (if you are in North Wales) or for information on other ways to report (including third party and anonymous reporting) go to the North Wales Police website. Further information about hate crime can be found on the equality pages of the Force website.
Hate Crime is wrong. Don’t suffer in silence. Report it.
(Remember if it’s an emergency always dial 999)