Section 1. What is Hate Crime?
Hate crimes can cause harm and upset to the victim, their family, friends and the community they are part of.
Hate crime is not when you just hate someone.
Hate crime is when someone commits a crime against a person or group of people because they hate something about them. This could be because of their race, religion, disability, sexual orientation or transgender identity.
The police and the courtstreat a crime as a hate crime if the crime against them was motivated by hatred of their race, religion, disability, sexual orientation or transgender identity.
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