People with disabilities are regularly the targets of hate crimes. These crimes remain widely unknown, hidden and misunderstood. Hate crimes against people with disabilities often have unique characteristics that differentiate them from other types of hate crimes. For example, many crimes are committed repeatedly over years and involve people who are close to the victims. Recognizing the magnitude of the problem is the first step in effectively countering these hate crimes.
The factsheet also provides information on how to recognize and report these hate crimes. This is the first publication in a series that highlights how hate crime affects different groups.
Read or download the factsheet below. You can also find the factsheet on ODIHR's website .