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Hate crime is any criminal offence which is perceived by the victim or any other person, to be motivated by hostility or prejudice towards a person based on their race, religion, sexual orientation, disability, or gender identity.

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Victim/Witness
I have been the victim of a hate crime
You have been the victim of a hate crime and want advice on what to do
I am worried that this is happening to someone I know
You are an organisation or individual concerned that an someone is experiencing hate crime
I am a witness
You saw an incident of hate crime take place
There are witnesses
Someone saw the incident happen
I don't think there are any witnesses
You don't know if anyone saw what happened
Your situation
This has happened more than once
This isn't the first time this has happened
I do not speak English very well
English is not your first language and you may have difficulties discussing your concerns
The incident happened on public transport
The incident happened on a bus, train or the Midland Metro
Your situation
I've been targeted because I have a disability
You feel that you have been the target of a hate crime because of a physical or mental disability
I've been targeted because of my race, ethnicity or background
You feel that you have been the target of a hate crime because of your race, ethnicity or background
I've been targeted because of my faith, religion or beliefs
You feel that you have been the target of a hate crime because your faith, religion or beliefs
I've been targeted because of my sexuality
You feel that you have been the target of a hate crime because of your sexuality
I've been targeted because of my gender identity
You feel that you have been the target of a hate crime because of your gender identity
The person who did this
I think I know who did this
You have details of, or suspect you know who committed the crime
I don’t know who it is but I do have a description
You have a description of what the suspect/s looks like
I don't have a name or description of the person, but I have other details
You do not have any description or names of those involved, but do have details such as their address, their place of work, their number plate, online details etc.
Someone I know has details about who did this
Someone believes they have information about the person or people who have done this
I don't know who did this
You do not have any details of who is involved in this
Evidence
There is video footage or photos
There may be CCTV, video or images of the incident or offender
There is evidence which could identify the person responsible
There may be evidence such as bodily fluids, fingerprints, footprints or saliva
They left something behind
The suspect may have left an item behind
There are verbal or written comments
The suspect said something, left graffiti, or wrote something online or sent emails or messages
I don’t know if there is any evidence
You are unsure if there is evidence that can help with the investigation
Concerns
This is affecting my mental or physical health
You would like support following this incident
I want to remain anonymous
You do not want to provide your details
I do not want to go to court
You do not feel comfortable taking part in a trial or hearing
I am worried that reporting it may make the situation worse
You are worried that by reporting the incident to us it may make the situation worse for you