What is disability hate crime?
A disability 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. This includes anyone targeted as a result of their physical disability, sensory impairment, learning disability or mental health needs. Hate crimes and incidents can be committed against a person or property.
If you feel you have been a victim of a disability hate crime, here are ways you can report it or talk to someone about it.
Talk to someone about it
Victim Support – If you want to talk about something that has happened or you want help to report it. You can call the Helpline Telephone: 0845 3030 900. They can give you the number of your local Victim Support or they can call them for you. Your local Victim Support will call you and ask how they can help You can find out more on the website www.victimsupport.org.uk What you say is confidential It is free to call
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