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Disability Hate Crime

What is disability hate crime?

Hate crimes are any crimes that are targeted at a person, because of hostility or prejudice against them, due to reasons such as their:

  • disability
  • race or ethnicity
  • religion or belief
  • sexual orientation
  • transgender identity

On this page we are focusing on hate crime targeted at disability

A disability hate crime is any incident or crime, which a disabled person or any other person recognises as being carried out because of their disability.

Disability hate crime can be committed against a person or property.

Hate crime in any form is wrong. That is why it is important that if hate crime happens to you or someone you know, that you report it.

There is an easy read booklet to help you understand this:

Easy read - Disability Hate Crime booklet



How to report a hate crime

There are many ways to report a hate crime or discuss if you are not sure. You can contact:

  • the 24 hour Safeguarding helpline on 0203 373 0440
  • the police on 101 or 999 if it is an emergency
  • someone else to help you report a crime such as a ‘third party’ reporting organisation such as ‘True Vision’.


True Vision website

Email True Vision

Easy read - Disability Hate Crime reporting form
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