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Hate crime

What is hate crime?

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

  • Ethnicity or race
  • Disability, including mental health 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 a learning disability or autism is befriended and then exploited

Additional resources

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)
  • Off the Record Bristol (LGBTQ+ service)
  • Bristol Mind (For better mental health)
  • Bristol Law Centre
  • Resolve West

If you have been a victim of, or witness to 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, call 999 and ask for the police.

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Hate crime - Report it, Stop it!

Freephone 0800 171 2272