Hate Crime: Stamp it Out – Respect difference, say NO to hate
The definition of a hate crime is:
"Any hate incident, which constitutes a criminal offence, perceived by the victim or any other person, as being motivated by prejudice or hate"
Aditionally 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.