Hate crime is any incident, which may or may not be a crime, that the victim or any other person perceives to be motivated by hostility or prejudice towards any aspect of a person’s identity, based upon the victim's:
Race, Ethnicity or Nationality
Religion, faith or belief
Hate crime can include verbal abuse, intimidation, threats, harassment, assault and bullying, as well as damage to property. The perpetrator can also be a friend, carer or acquaintance who exploits their relationship with the victim for financial gain or some other criminal purpose.
There are a wide range of organisations who support victims and witnesses of hate crime. You can find out more about some of these organisations on their websites.
Measuring Anti Muslim Attacks which is a secure and reliable service that allows people from across England to report any form of Anti-Muslim abuse.