Hate crime

Our dedicated hate crime caseworker gives free, confidential, and independent support to all victims of hate crime. This includes offering direct support to young people aged 13 and over.

Hate crime is the term used to describe an incident or crime against someone based on a part of their identity.

There are five categories of ‘identity’ when a person is targeted:

  • disability
  • race or ethnicity
  • religion or belief (which includes non-belief)
  • sexual orientation
  • gender identity.

Victim Support also recognises crimes targeted at alternative sub-cultures (such as Goth) as a form of hate crime.

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Our dedicated hate crime caseworker knows the effects of a hate crime can last a lifetime, and many people find it beneficial to talk to someone who understands. That’s why we’re here to listen, support and empower victims to know their rights and report these crimes.

Our all-Wales report and support centre can report crimes directly to the police on your behalf, and can support you through the investigation process.

Get help now

If you’ve been affected by crime in North Wales, call your local victim care team on 0300 303 0159.

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