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1 Rose Simkins Chief Executive

2 Established in 1995 Our Vision is: Raising awareness and understanding of Discrimination and Hate Crime, encouraging its reporting, and supporting the individuals and communities it affects Patron – Baroness Doreen Lawrence of Clarendon OBE of Clarendon in the Commonwealth Realm of Jamaica

3 Hate Crime "Any criminal offence which is perceived by the victim or any other person, to be motivated by hostility or prejudice based on a person's race or perceived race; religion or perceived religion; sexual orientation or perceived sexual orientation; disability or perceived disability and any crime motivated by hostility or prejudice against a person who is transgender or perceived to be transgender."

4 Why is it Important Jonny Delaney Sophie Lancaster Ian Baynham Fiona Pilkington and Francesca Hardwick Stephen Hoskin Stephen Lawrence Brent Martin David AskewColin GreenwoodChristine LakinskiMichael CauserAnthony Walker

5 Nature of Escalation Isolation Bullying ASB Grafitti Criminal Damage Verbal Assault Physical Assault Death

6 How to report?

7 Barriers to Reporting Non recognition of Hate motivation Ashamed or Embarrassed (believe they are to blame) Loss of identity Not serious enough Will not be believed Low chance of a positive outcome Normalised to abuse Cultural issues Fear of reprisals Not knowing how/where to report Accessibility difficulties Mistrust of Police Services Negative past experiences of reporting crimes/personal or by association Fear / lack of understanding of Criminal Justice System

8 Why Third Party Reporting? Anonymity Non-judgemental support Understanding Empathy ‘Low level’ incidents A gateway to statutory agencies Independent alternative

9 What all victims want To be believed To be listened to Recognition of their experiences Access to multi-agency support To no longer be victimised The Leicester Hate Crime Project found that: –Only 1 in 4 victims had reported their most recent experience to the Police –Over half had not reported to anyone

10 Impact of verbal abuse, harassment and cyberbullying (The Leicester Hate Crime Project (1421 victims))

11 The Stop Hate Line Emotional support Practical Support Explore options and rights Evidence building Partnership working Confidential Accessible – interpreting service/BSL Anonymous reporting – intelligence building Choice for victims

12 The Stop Hate Line Birmingham (launching October 14) Bradford and Airedale Calderdale Derbyshire Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly Leeds Lincolnshire Royal Borough of Greenwich, London Borough of Hackney, London Borough of Harrow, London Borough of Merton, London Borough of Richmond, London Borough of Southwark, London Borough of Sutton, Merseyside Mersey Travel Network Nottinghamshire Oldham Oxfordshire Reading Roma in Yorkshire and Humber Slough Southway Housing Trust Wakefield Walsall West Berkshire (funded by Sovereign Housing Association) Wolverhampton

13 Hate Crime Strands

14 Hate Crime Strand Analysis – Police –v- Stop Hate UK *NB Stop Hate UK also monitor Age, Other and Non Hate reports 2011/12

15 The 24hr Effect

16 Telephone:

17 Text: Text Relay: BSL via Chat: Online: Post: Stop Hate UK, PO Box 484, Leeds, LS7 9BZ


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