No Hate Crime should go unreported, at Bedfordshire’s CommUNITY Mediation Service we aim to support victims of Hate Crime though the process of reporting and by offering a meditation service to reduce the impact of the traumatic experience.
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 towards someone based on a personal characteristic. The five monitored strands of hate crime are listed below,
A Hate Incident is defined as an incident which is not classed as a criminal offence. This incident is perceived by the individual or any other person, as being motivated by prejudice or hate. Some examples of the things that may be considered a hate incident are listed below
Hate Crime could affect anyone at any point of their lives. You do not have identify to one of the five groups to be a victim of Hate crime. For example a perpetrator could believe you are identifying with one of the five groups and committee a Hate Crime against you as they believe you are in that group.