There are different types of hate crime recognised in Northern Ireland: They include any incident that is perceived to have been committed against another person because of their race, religion, political opinion, disability or sexual orientation or sexual identity.

The PCSP team partners with the PSNI and Ards and North Down Council Good Relations team to work with communities to support programmes that reduce the number of Hate crime incidents and promote a greater appreciation of cultural diversity within the Borough and an increased awareness of PCSP/GR initiatives to address hate crime.

If you are a victim of hate crime you can contact the Police on 101 or 999 in emergencies.

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