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Hate Crime

Hate crimes are abhorrent crimes which target marginalised and vulnerable members of our community and have a devastating effect on both victims and their families.


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Hate Crime: What is it?Staffordshire Police and other criminal justice agencies consider all hate crime to be very serious.

What is Hate Crime?

Hate crime is any criminal offence committed against a person or property that is motivated by hostility towards someone based on their:

  • race, colour, ethnic origin, nationality or national origins
  • religion
  • gender or gender identity
  • sexual orientation
  • disability
  • age

Hate Incidents

A hate incident is any incident that is not a criminal offence, but something which is perceived by the victim or any other person to be motivated by hate or prejudice.

One of the agencies we support are True Vision who aim to stop hate crime. You can report hate crime online on the True Vision website here.

Hate Crime: Recognising Hate Crime Hate Crime: Reporting Hate Crime