If you’ve experienced a hate crime, this could include an act of violence or hostility because of who you are or someone thinks you are. This can occur due to prejudice or hostility based upon your race, disability, religion, sexual orientation or gender identity. The law takes hate crime and hate incidents very seriously.
Hate crime can be committed against a person or property. A victim does not have to be a member of the group at which the hostility is targeted. In fact, anyone could be a victim of a hate crime. You can find more information on what is considered to be a hate crime on the Citizen’s Advice website.
Victim Support is an independent charity that works towards a world where people affected by crime or traumatic events get the support they need and the respect they deserve.
True Vision have a long list of support links that you can access if you’ve ever experienced a hate crime. You can also use their website to report incidences of hate crime.
Galop is an LGBT+ anti-violence charity that can help you if you’ve experienced homophobia, transphobia or biphobia wherever it occurs, whether it’s at home, in public, at work, online or in cruising sites.