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Definitions

A Prejudice Incident is defined as:

An incident, which is perceived by the victim, witness or any other person, as being motivated by prejudice or discrimination based on preconceived opinions, bias, dislike and hostility.  Examples of these are racist abuse and graffiti against people of a particular nationality or religion or belief.

Prejudice incidents unfairly discriminate against people because of their disability, ethnicity, nationality, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion or belief or lack of religion or belief.

A Hate Crime is defined as:

A Hate Incident is any incident which the victim, or anyone else, thinks is based on someones prejudice towards them because of their race, religion, sexual orientation, disability or because they are transgender.

Whilst this formal definition will form the essence of the PFD, other sub-cultures will also be considered as and when they arise.