What is Hate Crime?

Hate crime is a crime in which the perpetrator’s conduct is motivated, in whole or in part, by hatred, bias, or prejudice, based upon the actual or perceived race, colour, religion, national and ethnic origin, gender, age, disability, or sexual orientation of another individual or group. Hate crime includes anything from verbal abuse, threatening behaviour or malicious communications.This
includes all of the f ollowing:
Racist: Any incident, which is perceived to be motivated by prejudice towards, or hatred of people of diverse races, cultures or ethnic origins.
Religious: Any incident, which is perceived to be based upon prejudice towards, or hatred
of,the religion and belief of persons or places of worship.
Homophobic : Any incident, which is perceived to be based upon prejudice towards, or hatred of, lesbians, gay men or bisexual people.
Transphobic: Any incident, which is perceived to be based upon prejudice towards, or hatred of, transvestites or transsexuals.
Disablist: Any incident, which is perceived to be based upon prejudice towards or hatred of
the victim because of their impairment (also people with learning difficulty and/or mental
and emotional distress).
See original article : Gateshead MBC