hate crime


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hate crime

n.
A crime motivated by prejudice against a social group: "[His]murders were hate crimes targeting victims by gender" (Jane Caputi and Diana E.H. Russell).
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hate crime

n
(Law) a crime, esp of violence, in which the victim is targeted because of his or her race, religion, sexuality, etc
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More than half of victims (53%) say that hate crime has had an impact on their lives, according to the 2017-18 Crime Survey for England and Wales.
HATE crime has increased in Coventry, with a particular spike in incidents after Brexit.
COUNCIL bosses are to reveal how they plan to tackle hate crime in North Tyneside.
THREE Welsh police forces were the top three forces across England and Wales for having the highest proportion of sexual orientation-related hate crime reports last year, new figures reveal.
People in Stirling are being urged to help stamp out instances of hate crime by reporting any acts they witness.
People in Renfrewshire are being urged to help eradicate hate crime by reporting any acts they witness.
Religiously-motivated hate crime has risen by 40% in just the past two years with more than half (52%) being directed at Muslims in the community.
Summary: Moscow [Russia], October 16 (Sputnik/ANI): The police officers in England and Wales registered over 94,000 hate crime offenses in 2017-2018, which showed an increase of 17 percent compared to the previous year, according to a statistical bulletin released by the UK Home Office on Tuesday.
Joanne Silkstone, United Response hate crime lead, said: "It beggars belief that that there are people out there who are targeting some of the Thames Valley region's most vulnerable people and doing them harm.
Victims of misogynistic abuse in Newcastle will be able to report incidents for the first time under plans to tackle the rising scourge of hate crime.