Hate Crime

Hate crime is when someone is victimised because of their race, religion, sexual orientation, disability or gender identity.

What do we know

Only 1 in 4 people who had been a victim of a hate crime had reported it to the police in our 2018 community safety survey. Race Hate crime is the most commonly recorded strand of hate crime.

Why this is a priority

There has been an increase in hate crime incidents reported to the police. Analysis has shown a peak in hate crime at the time of the EU referendum, and increases after the Westminster Bridge and ManchesterArena terrorist attacks.

What will we prioritise for the next two years:

  • Work with schools to identify and record hate crime

Do you need support?

Hate crime is a crime and should be reported to the police.