HATE CRIME Resources & Signposting

Hate crime is any criminal offence committed against a person or property that is motivated, or perceived to be motivated, by hostility or prejudice based upon the victim's:

race, colour, ethnic origin, nationality or national origins

religion or belief

gender or gender identity

sexual orientation



Everyone has a right to live without fear and harassment and if an offender targets a victim because of how they look, their gender identity, sexuality or because of their beliefs, the law provides additional penalties. The CPS takes hate crime very seriously and has specific policies in place for each type of offending.