What is Hate Crime and Incidents?

A Hate Crime is a criminal offence that is motivated by prejudice, discrimination and hostility towards an individual’s identity or perceived identity. These can include; disability, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, religion or any perceived difference. Whereas, a hate incident is any incident in which the victim or third party believe is based on someone’s prejudice towards them but does not amount to a criminal offence. 

Hate crime includes:
 - Physical Assault
 - Criminal Damage
 - Theft
 - Sexual Assault
 - Burglary
 - Hate Mail
 - Verbal Abuse
 - Displaying or circulating discriminatory literature of posters

Hate Incidents includes:
 - Offensive jokes, name calling
 - Bullying or excluding others
 - Graffiti
 - Hoax calls

It’s important to state that the University of Leicester take all incidents of hate crime and incidents seriously and believe it’s totally unacceptable. 

 Impact of Hate Crime and Incidents:

The impact of hate crime and incidents can be detrimental on both an individual and group level.
Impact of Hate Crimes and Incidences

For more information about hate crime, please visit the Leicestershire police advice and information webpage.  

For further information about other reporting and support options, please visit the need help pages on our website.

Free training available to all here: http://www.centreforhatestudies.com


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