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.