Hate Crime

So, what is a Hate Incident or Hate Crime?

 

A crime or incident committed because of who you are or who someone thinks you are.

Quite simply, if because of your age, disability, sexuality, religion, ethnicity, gender (including gender identity) or lifestyle choice (e.g. Goth) someone or a group of people targets you, commit a crime against you, bullies you or harasses you, then this is a hate crime or hate incident.

 

This may include:

  • Verbal abuse
  • Offensive graffiti
  • Threatening behaviour
  • Damage to property
  • Assault
  • Cyber bullying
  • Abusive texts, emails or phone calls
  • Taking money from you.

 

If you are in immediate danger call the Police by dialing 999 (non-emergencies 101).

 

South Wales Police LGBT Drop-in Surgery at the Unity LGBT Centre is held everyThursday 1pm-4pm.

 

South Wales Police have for many years been providing a support service to the LGBT community of South Wales and have committed to providing a regular service at the home of the Unity LGBT Centre to help with any issues at all that the LGBT community think the police can help with.

 

Issues such as hate crime, domestic violence, bullying, nuisance neighbours, homophobia etc are all areas that this service is designed to specifically deal with.

 

If you have traditionally felt uneasy about calling the police or asking for their support in the past, the Drop-In Service at the Unity LGBT Centre is here to help you.

 

No appointment is necessary just come along

 

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Unity Group Wales

Unity LGBT Centre
High Street
Swansea
SA1 1LN

Tel: 01792 346299 
E-mail: info@unitygroup.wales

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