This chapter examines the nature, scope, and impact of hate crime. It argues that hate crimes have a disproportionate impact on the victim on the basis that individuals are being targeted because of their identity. However, hate crimes not only impact the individual victim but also the wider community to which the victim belongs. In this regard, hate crimes send a ‘message’ to the victim and the victim’s group members that they are neither safe nor welcome in the community. The chapter also discusses manifestations of Islamophobic hate crime. Furthermore, it examines the role of ‘trigger’ events with regards to the prevalence and severity of Islamophobic hate crimes. Finally, it outlines the impact of Islamophobia, racism, and discrimination in the workplace on young Muslims’ career development and progression.