What is disability hate crime?
Hate crimes and incidents are any crime or incident which is targeted at a victim because of the offender’s hostility or prejudice against an identifiable group of people.
So any incident or crime, which is perceived by the victim or any other person to be motivated because of a person’s disability or perceived disability will be recorded as such. This can be committed against a person or property.
A disability hate crime is:
“Any criminal offence which is perceived, by the victim or any other person, to be motivated by a hostility or prejudice based on a person’s disability or perceived disability.”