What is a Hate Crime? Is it happening to you?
What is a Hate Crime?
Is it happening to you?
A hate crime is a crime committed against a person, who is targeted because of hostility, hate or prejudice towards them because of who they are; or in other words because of their identity.
People can be targeted for many reasons but the most common are:
- Disability; physical and mental impairments
- Race or ethnicity; it includes more than just the colour of your skin, it includes the language you speak, where you are from, your cultural practices
- Religion or belief or lack of religion or belief
- Sexual orientation such as being gay, lesbian or bisexual
- Gender identity
TO TARGET YOU BECAUSE OF WHO YOU ARE IS A CRIME
Hate crimes and Incidents can take place anywhere; in your home, in the street, in your workplace, in school, in college, via social media such as Facebook, Twitter, by e-mail, text or telephone.
Incidents can include:
Threats; Verbal abuse; Robbery; Violence; Damage to your property; Stalking
If you are unsure, if you are, or have been a victim of a hate crime or incident PLEASE call Victim Support and discuss it with a member of our team FREE on 0300 30 31 982 (24/7) we are here to assist you; or you can contact the police on 101; however if it is an emergency call 999.
If you are interested in a rewarding volunteering opportunity please contact Victim Support or access our website: https://www.victimsupport.org.uk/what-we-do/local-services/wales or call Susan Jones, Hate Crime Caseworker, N Wales Region on 0750 8660 373 for an informal chat.