As you read this post now someone falls victim to hate crime in Europe. In most cases this crime will go unreported and not investigated. Hate crimes are criminal acts motivated by bias or prejudice towards particular groups of people. Violence and crime known as hate crime are motivated by racism, xenophobia, religious intolerance, a person or group disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, political views or any other forms of intolerance based on any forms of discrimination of hatred. Since hate speech may encourage or accompany hate crime, the two are interlinked.