Say NO more autism and learning disability hate crime – #ImWithSam

Our #ImWithSam hate crime campaign is a long term mission to tackle hate crime at its roots and promote better support for victims.

Sam represents the 73% of people with a learning disability and/or autism who have experienced hate crime. People who have been subjected to physical attacks, sexual assault and emotional manipulation because of their disability.

Dimensions is working with the Law Commission to answer their questions on disability hate crime laws.

Use the buttons below to find out more about hate crime and how you can help.

What is a disability hate crime?

A hate crime is any crime where somebody is targeted because of their disability.

A hate incident is when somebody is targeted because of their disability, but the act committed against them doesn’t amount to a crime. Multiple hate incidents committed by the same person against the same victim can become a hate crime.

Disability hate crime is serious – the motivations are different to other crimes and it’s important the police force and Crown Prosecution Service are aware of this.

It’s important victims understand their rights and the people who support them do too.

Watch our video and use the buttons below to find out more.