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What is a Hate Crime? Is it happening to you?

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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:


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.

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