What is Hate Crime?

Hate crime is a term that can be used to describe criminal behaviour, where the crime is motivated by hostility or indicates hostility to another person because of their gender, age, disability, ethnicity, sexuality, religious beliefs and age. Below are some facts about hate crime:

  • Characteristics of hate crime include but are not exclusive to threats, bullying, harassment and assault.
  • The perpetrator can be a friend, a neighbour or an acquaintance.
  • Rights & Equality Sandwell are a 3rd party reporting centre for hate crime

If you would like to report a Hate Crime incident then you can click here to the GOV.UK website –https://www.gov.uk/report-hate-crime