Hate Hurts

The Hate Hurts campaign is a joint initiative by West Yorkshire Police and the West Yorkshire Combined Authority.

The aim of the campaign is to raise awareness of what hate crime and hate incidents are and to encourage communities to report these issues when they take place.

A hate crime is any criminal offence which is perceived by the victim or any other person to be motivated by hostility or prejudice based on a person's disability, race, religion, sexual orientation or gender identity, while a hate incident is any non-criminal incident based on the above.

Crimes can include physical attacks, offensive graffiti and arson, threat of attack, such as inciting hatred by words, pictures or videos or offensive letters. Hate incidents can include verbal or online abuse, insults or harassment and bullying at school or in the workplace.

For more information and ways to report hate crime please click here.

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