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Hate crime

What is hate crime?

Hate crime is motivated by prejudice against a person because of their:

  • Ethnicity or race
  • Disability, including mental mealth and learning disabilities
  • Sexual orientation
  • Gender identity
  • Religion or beliefs
  • Age, gender, marital, or pregnancy status

What can hate crime be?

  • A physical attack like hitting
  • Name calling or bad gestures
  • Threats, harassment, or intimidation
  • Damage to property
  • Nasty letters, emails, texts, phone calls, social media messages etc.
  • Mate crime - where someone with learning disabilities or autism is befriended and then exploited

Additional resources

Stop Hate Crime

Bristol Hate Crime and Discrimination Services

Bristol Hate Crime and Discrimination Services is made up of these organisations:

  • SARI (Stand Against Racism and Inequality)
  • Brandon Trust (The learning disability charity)
  • LGBT Bristol (Working inclusively for LGBT equality)
  • Bristol Mind (For better mental health)
  • Avon & Bristol Law Centre
  • Bristol Mediation

If you have been a victim of, or have witnessed a hate crime, please report it and make your community safer!

For advice, further information, or to make a referral, visit the Bristol Hate Crime and Discrimination Services website, or call free on 0800 171 2272.

In an emergency, please call the 999 and ask for the police.

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Freephone: 0800 171 2272

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