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
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.