We are all aware of hate crime, but you may not be aware that hate crime is one of the most under-reported crimes in the UK today. It profoundly affects the victims but also can have a lasting negative impact on the communities where we live. By recognising the signs, what we can do, who can be targeted and how we can report this we can reduce and help address hate crime for any victim and for our communities.
We have produced a different style of pack this time, which is a much more interactive and immersive experience, and we would invite you to do 3 things:
Firstly – Go through the pack, taking note of the different types of hate crime and incidents and the ways that you can report, albeit through the police, reporting centres or anonymously through CrimeStoppers.
Secondly – Think about the area in which you live and your observations of what happens. Have you seen any signs of hate crime and incidents? Did you do anything about it? Did you feel you were confident to do anything? Have your views changed because of this pack, and would you feel more confident to recognise the signs and do something about it?
Thirdly – Share your learning with others and encourage them to join the Community Safety Charter.
The link can be found here: https://prezi.com/view/osOyewd1FfwuR6G3BT5F/
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