A hate crime is any criminal offence which is perceived by the victim or any other person to be motivated by an offender’s hostility or prejudice towards someone because of their perceived disability, gender identity, race, religion, sexual orientation or individual characteristic*.
*(e.g. alternative lifestyle, culture, physical appearance, and style of dress)
It is important to know that you do not have to be a member of the group at which the hostility is targeted. If an offender targets you because they perceive you to have a particular characteristic, this is an act of hate.
What are we doing to end hate crime in Warwickshire
The Warwickshire Hate Crime Partnership is made up of local organisations that have a responsibility for community safety. The Partnership includes representatives from several statutory, voluntary and community organisations who work in partnership to tackle hate crime.
Warwickshire’s Hate Crime Partnership have their own dedicated website to hate crime, which contains information, and links to support services and resources available to download, to help raise awareness of hate crime in your area.
The Police are a key member of the Hate Crime Partnership, though we acknowledge not everyone may be confident to report to the Police.
On the Report Hate Now website, there are facilities to report hate incidents either to the Police via True Vision, or the Partnership via independent charity EQuIP.