Hate Crime

Hate Crime

What is a hate crime/incident?

  • 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 or perceived disability; race or perceived race; or religion or perceived religion; or sexual orientation or perceived sexual orientation or transgender identity or perceived transgender identity*.
  • Hate incidents are forms of discriminatory incidents resulting from actions of hostility motivated by prejudice or intolerance that are not currently criminal offences: these can include bullying, harassment and sexual harassment.
  • Hate crimes/incidents are damaging to the entire university community. Reporting them, anonymously or not, can help to alter this behaviour and make the university safer for all.

Our online reporting system

You can report anonymously, log a report, or request to speak to a case manager in confidence. The role of the case manager is to assist you in understanding the various options available to you and to provide you with support in making a decision about the best option for you. The case manager may seek to refer you to appropriate sources of support and/or help to manage any subsequent actions taken.


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*Based on the Met Police description of a hate crime/incident

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