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Hate crime

A hate crime is any criminal offence which the victim, or any other person, believes is due to prejudice or hate of a particular factor.  Hate crime can be against the person, or the person’s property.

Those factors include:

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  • A person’s disability
  • Their race, ethnicity or nationality
  • Their religion or belief
  • Their sexual orientation
  • Their transgender identity
  • Their sex or gender

A hate incident is any non-Criminal incident.

A hate incident is perceived by the victim or any other person to be motivated by hostility or prejudice. This may not meet the criminal threshold such as being called names.

The key word around hate crimes and hate incidents is perception. This is where the victim or another person feels the victim has been targeted due to one of the factors above.

For more information on hate crime and how to access support visit the Safer Cornwall Website