Category: Safer Neighbourhoods
Fire and Rescue Plan Survey Today, I have launched a survey to ask the people of Essex for their views on the priorities to be included in the county’s first ever Fire and Rescue Plan. A safe and secure county is...Read More
The aim of the Safer Colchester Partnership (SCP) is to work together to reduce crime and disorder in Colchester and deliver the key priorities contained in an Annual Partnership Plan. The membership of the SCP is: *Colchester...Read More
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Hate crime is the term used to describe an incident or crime against someone based on a part of their identity.
There are five categories of ‘identity’ when a person is targeted because of a hostility or prejudice towards their:
- race or ethnicity
- religion or belief (which includes non-belief)
- sexual orientation
- gender identity.
Hate crime can be any criminal or non-criminal act such as graffiti, vandalism to a property, name calling, assault or online abuse using social media.
Experiencing hate crime can be a particularly frightening experience as you've been targeted because of who you are, or who or what your attacker thinks you are. Unlike non-identity related offences, the attack is very personal and specifically targeted, which means it’s less likely to be a random attack.