Frequently Asked Questions

What is Diversity?

Diversity is a term used broadly to refer to differences among people in areas including, but not limited to, age, race, ethnicity, gender, disability, sexual orientation, national or geographic origin, and religion.

What is a Hate Incident?

A Hate Incident is any incident (regardless of whether it constitues a criminal offence) perceived by the victim, or any other person, as being motivated by prejudice or hate.

All hate incidents should be reported so that the Police can use the information to identify trouble spots and prevent the problem getting worse.

What is a Hate Crime?

A Hate Crime is any Hate Incident which constitutes a criminal offence and is perceived by the victim, or any other person, as being motivated by prejudice or hate.

It is important to note that all hate crimes are hate incidents, however, some hate incidents may not constitute a criminal offence and therefore will not be recorded as a hate crime.

All reported Hate Crimes are investigated, in order to reduce the risk of further incidents and to identify criminal offences and bring offenders to justice.

The perception of the victim or any other person is the determining factor in what is defined as a hate incident and what is not - if an incident is perceived to be motivated by prejudice then it will be classed as a hate incident. A victim of a hate incident does not have to be member of a minority group or someone who is generally considered to be vulnerable.

How can I report a Hate Crime or Hate Incident?

If it is an emergency phone 999 and ask for the police.

If it is not an emergency you can:

Someone has attacked me because of my race, what can I do?

If the victim feels that they have been attacked because of their race or religion then that is a racial incident/hate crime.

The police take reports of racial incidents very seriously and if you feel you have been the victim of a racially motivated attack then contact North Wales Police. There are a number of specific offences that deal with racially motivated crimes.