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UCSB Police Department
What is the definition of a hate crime?
In California, hate crimes are defined by the California Penal Code, Section 13023. A hate crime is any criminal act, or attempted criminal act, motivated by hatred based on race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, or gender.
- Examples of hate crimes include:
- Acts which result in injury, even if injury is slight.
- Threats of violence that look like they can be carried out.
- Acts which result in property damage.
- Any criminal act or attempted criminal act, including property damage, directed against public or private agencies.
To Report a Hate Crime:
UC System wide Bias Reporting Site
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