Hate crime is rarely a one off incident - There is usually a very small chance of you being a repeat victim of a crime. However, victims of hate crime are more likely to suffer repeated, constant and daily abuse from the same person/s.
The effect of hate crime - Crime can have a devastating psychological effect on you. Hate crime often consists of a series of crimes, the cumulative effect of such incidents and crimes can destroy lives through emotional damage and long term trauma.
Feeling of insecurity - For victims of hate crime, the risk of attack may be constant. Feelings of insecurity can result in anxiety and a continuous state of watchfulness, and inability to sleep.
It is good to be a statistic - If victims of hate crimes do not report it, government agencies and policy makers will not know the extent of the problem in order to take important steps through legislation, training, etc to address it.
Don’t let them get away with it - Hate crime is committed by people who do not care who suffers and to what extent. If they go unchallenged, they will continue to put others in danger. Report it so they can be caught before others suffer.