What is Radicalisation?

Radicalisation refers to the process by which a person comes to support terrorism and forms of extremism leading to terrorism. 

What is a hate crime/incident? ​​​​​​

A hate crime is any incident, which may or may not constitute a criminal offence, which is perceived by the victim or any other person as being motivated by prejudice or hatred, based on anyone (or more) of the protected characteristics outlined below: 

  • Disability  
  • Race 
  • Religion/Faith 
  • Sexual Orientation 
  • Transgender  

All police forces record hate incidents based on these five personal characteristics.  

Why should I report hate crime?   

You should report a hate crime to:    

  • Send a message that hate crime will not be tolerated 
  • Stop it from getting worse or happening again 
  • Stop it from happening to other people
  • Help the Police and Council to put prevention measures in place
  • Help victims to access appropriate support
  • Express solidarity with the victim and take a stand against prejudice