The Association has an important role in reducing the incidence of hate crime and in providing support to victims of hate crime. We recognise the effect that hate crime has on the quality of life of our residents and we are committed to tackling all incidents of hate crime through a robust, victim centred approach.

Hate crimes are any crimes that are targeted at a person because of hostility or prejudice towards that person’s:

  • disability
  • race or ethnicity
  • religion or belief
  • sexual orientation
  • Gender identity

This can be committed against a person or property.

A victim does not have to be a member of the group at which the hostility is targeted. In fact, anyone could be a victim of a hate crime.

Hate crimes may also of course include hostility or hatred based on other characteristics such as age, gender, political affiliation or vulnerability.

If you need to report an incident of hate crime, please use our online ‘report ASB form’.

Click here to view a copy of the hate crime policy.