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Hate Crime

Have you been subjected to a hate crime or incident?

Hate crime or hate incidents are acts of violence or hostility directed at people because of who they are or who someone thinks they are.

What is the difference?

Something is a hate incident if the victim or anyone else think it was motivated by hostility or prejudice based on:

  • disability
  • race
  • religion
  • transgender identity
  • sexual orientation

Hate incidents based on hostility or prejudice, become a crime, when the law of the land is broken and a criminal offence committed, e.g. assault, criminal damage, theft, hate mail etc.

If you have experienced a hate crime or incident, you can report it to the Police.

Citizens Advice Bromsgrove and Redditch is a hate crime reporting centre. Our staff can provide advice to those who have been subject to a hate crime or incident and tell you where you can get more help and support.

You can also report a hate incident or crime yourself online on the True Vision website.

Further information about hate crime and hate incidents can be found here.