Hate crime

Hate crime is defined as harassing, victimising, intimidating or abusing someone because of their race, faith, religion and belief or non-belief, disability, gender identity or sexual orientation (because they are lesbian, gay or bisexual)

Any hate incident, which constitutes a criminal offence, perceived by the victim or any other person as being motivated by prejudice or hate should be treated seriously and reported to the police.

Nobody should have to live with the fear and anxiety that this crime causes. It can also affect other people living nearby, especially if they are seen to be part of the same group in society. As well as the emotional and physical harm, victims of hate crime may suffer serious financial losses.

Suffolk Police has a duty to protect those in society who are vulnerable to such victimisation. If you've been affected by hate crime, or you think you have, then let us help you. We will offer you support and give you practical assistance and advice to help you decide what to do next.

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