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Hate Crime

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A hate crime is a criminal offence committed against a person or property, that is perceived to be motivated and/or is motivated, in whole or in part by the suspect's hate, bias or prejudice based on real or perceived race, national or ethnic origin, language, colour, religion, sex, age, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation or any other similar factor.

If you're a victim of a hate crime, follow these steps:

  • Call police immediately
  • Stay calm
  • Write down the details of the incident
  • Keep all relevant evidence