Hate Crime Policy


The PPS is committed to dealing effectively with hate crime.

Hate crimes are violent manifestations of intolerance and have a significant impact not only on the immediate victim, but the group with which that victim identifies him or herself.

This policy statement provides guidance as to how decisions as to the prosecution of hate crime are taken and the assistance which will be given to victims and witnesses.

Hate crime can be committed in many different contexts whether it be activities organised by gangs, action targeted at individuals’ homes or random attacks in public places