A hate incident may be because of their disability, race or ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age or lifestyle. The hate incident may or may not constitute a criminal offence.
- What is hate crime? @ True Vision
Excerpt: Hate Incidents can feel like crimes to those who suffer them and often escalate to crimes or tension in a community. For this reason the police are concerned about incidents and you can use this site to report non-crime hate incidents. The police can only prosecute when the law is broken but can work with partners to try and prevent any escalation in seriousness.