A hate crime is defined as any incident perceived to be motivated by hostility or prejudice towards any aspect of a person’s identity. Police forces in the UK annually monitor five types of hate crime:

  • disability
  • gender identity
  • race
  • ethnicity or nationality
  • religion, faith or belief 
  • sexual orientation

How to report hate crime

Contact Merseyside Police on social media:

Stop Hate UK also has a 24-hour helpline on 0800 138 1625