'Many reasons' hate crime not reported, says Paul Giannasi
12 May 2014 Last updated at 08:30 BST
Wales needs "cultural changes" in order to tackle hate crimes, the Welsh government has claimed, as it launches a new helpline and website for victims.
Communities Minister Jeff Cuthbert said the change was needed make Wales equal and fair.
The 1,810 hate crimes reported in 2012/13 were the "tip of the iceberg" and ministers expects to see a rise.
Paul Giannasi, the National Police spokesperson for hate crime across the UK told the BBC's Good Morning Wales that people have a right to be treated as a victim of hate crime.