If you are having problems because of your age, skin colour, gender identity, national origin, ethnic background, religion, sexual orientation or disability, this is called a hate incident.

Hate incidents can take many forms, which can include

  • Verbal abuse
  • Threatening behaviour such as intimidation and aggression
  • Threatening or abusive correspondence either by letter, email, MSN, video or via social networking sites
  • Threatening or abusive phone calls and text messages
  • Deliberately 'outing' or threat of 'outing'
  • Criminal damage to personal belongings, buildings or vehicles
  • Offensive graffiti or printed materials
  • Placing rubbish, paint or any other offensive substances on any part of a house or building
  • Arson or attempted arson
  • Physical attacks

Hate incidents can happen anywhere

  • At home
  • At work
  • At school, college or university
  • In the pub
  • In the supermarket
  • On the street

You can report a hate incident online below.