Anti-Social Behaviour/Hate Crime Policy

What is a hate crime?

Hate Crime or hate incidents may also be a form of ASB. They occur when a perpetrator targets a victim because of their perceived membership in a certain social group, usually defined by racial group, religion, sexual orientation, disability, class, ethnicity, nationality, age, gender, gender reassignment, marital status, or political affiliation. Hate Crime generally refers to criminal acts which are seen to have been motivated by hatred of one or more of the listed groups. Incidents may involve physical assault, damage to property, bullying, harassment, verbal abuse, or insults, or offensive graffiti or letters i.e., hate mail.