What is a hate crime?
Greater Manchester Police
defines a hate crime as 'any criminal offence which is perceived by the victim or any other person, to be motivated by hostility or prejudice based on a person's race or perceived race; religion or perceived religion; sexual orientation or perceived sexual orientation; disability or perceived disability and any crime motivated by hostility or prejudice against a person who is transgender or perceived to be transgender.'
What is a hate incident?
A hate incident is any incident which the victim, or anyone else, thinks is based on someone’s prejudice towards them because of their race, religion, sexual orientation, disability, alternative sub-culture (the way they dress or their lifestyle) or because they are transgender.
What do hate crimes towards LGBTQ+ look like?
A anti-LBGTQ+ hate crime is committed against a person because of their gender identity or because of their sexual orientation. This can
be abuse or violence and include:
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- Verbal abuse
- Violent behaviour
- Physical attack
- Threatening and intimidating behaviour
- Abusive and offensive messages
- Inciting hate, encouraging others to direct hate at LGBTQ+ people