Hate crime is motivated by prejudice against parts of a person’s identity such as race, religion, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity.
Hate crime could include property damage, threats, theft, verbal abuse, assault, harassment and online abuse. Anyone can be affected by hate crime, and it can be a very frightening and traumatic experience. It can feel particularly personal as someone has targeted you because of who they think you are.
Victim support are an independent charity who offer free confidential advice to those who have been affected by traumatic incidents and crime. They are committed to supporting the needs of all diverse communities within West Sussex. They understand the need to to have accessible services so are able to provide interpreters and alternative forms of communication on request.
For further information and support please contact the helpline on 08 08 16 89 111 or visit their website Sussex – Victim Support.