Hate crime is any offence committed against a person or property which is motivated by the offender's hatred of people because they are seen as being different.
This can include incidents relating to:
- race or ethnicity
- religion or beliefs
- transgender and gender identity
- sexual orientation
A hate crime can take many forms including:
- verbal abuse
- physical assault
- damage to your property or belongings
- offensive letters
Reporting hate crimes
Report a hate crime to North Yorkshire Police.
You can also report hate crime to the True Vision website.
Support for victims of hate crime
Victim Support is an independent charity supporting people affected by crime and traumatic incidents in England and Wales.