Hate crime

Definition of hate crime:

Hate crime is any criminal offence where anyone believes the victim has been targeted because of their:

  • disability
  • race or ethnic identity
  • religion/belief
  • gender or gender identity
  • sexual orientation
  • age
  • immigration status or nationality
  • or any other actual or perceived difference.

The Crown Prosecution Service has a large section on Hate crime and how it is dealt with.

There is a section on the Tower Hamlets Council website including help services.

The hate crime pyramid shows how bias can turn into genocide if there is no challenge and no legal and political structures stopping it.