Hate crimes are any crimes that are targeted at a person because of hostility or prejudice towards that person’s:
- race or ethnicity
- religion or belief
- sexual orientation
- transgender identity
This can be committed against a person or to a person’s property.
A victim does not have to be a member of the group at which the hostility is targeted. Anyone could be a victim of hate crime.
If you feel you are a victim of hate crime there are many people you speak to:
- Parents or carers
- Heads of Year
- Hate crime websites (See in links)