Sussex Police are raising awareness of hate crime throughout Hate Crime Awareness Week and beyond and are asking for help in spreading their message.
Hate crime is defined as “any criminal offence which is perceived by the victim or any other person, to be motivated by hostility or prejudice based on a person’s race or perceived race; religion or perceived religion; sexual orientation or perceived sexual orientation; disability or perceived disability and any crime motivated by hostility or prejudice against a person who is transgender or perceived to be transgender”.
A hate incident is “any incident which the victim, or anyone else, thinks is based on someone’s prejudice towards them because of their race, religion, sexual orientation, disability or because they are transgender”. Whilst not all hate incidents amount to criminal offences, it is equally important that these are reported and recorded to the police.
You can download the Sussex Police Hate Crime Flyer
More information, including how to report hate crime, is on the Sussex police website here.