National Hate Crime Awareness Week 2022 will take place from 8th to 15th October.
For more information on how to get involved visit the National Hate Crime Awareness Week Website: https://bit.ly/2OR5Fdi
What is Hate Crime?
Hate crimes and hate incidents include any behaviour that is targeted at a person or group of people because of hostility or prejudice towards them. Safe and Sound (Dudley’s community safety partnership) is committed to tackling hate crime and prejudices leading to hate crime and incidents.
A crime or incident is classed as ‘hate’ crime or incident if the person the act is aimed at, or a person witnessing the act, believes it to be because of any of the below actual or perceived characteristics of the victim.
• race or ethnicity
• religion or belief
• sexual orientation
• gender identity
A victim of a hate crime/ incident does not have to be a member of a minority group or someone who is generally considered to be vulnerable. Effectively anyone can be the victim of a hate incident.
Incidents may involve physical assault, damage to property, bullying, harassment, verbal abuse or insults, offensive graffiti or letters /text messages emails/ comments over social networks.