What is hate crime?
Hate crimes are any crimes that are targeted at a person because of hostility or prejudice towards that person’s:
- race or ethnicity
- religion or belief
- sexual orientation
- transgender identity
This can be committed against a person or property.
A victim does not have to be a member of the group at which the hostility is targeted. In fact, anyone could be a victim of a hate crime.
Queen Mary now has a dedicated helpline for anyone for anyone affected by hate incidents or hate crime who works or studies at the university.
Click here for online reporting, the telephone helpline and further information and support relating to hate crime.