What has happened over the last three years

  • There are various ways in which hate incidents can be reported by victims or by third parties and online reporting has been extended.  Training has been delivered to statutory and community-based organisations to help them identify hate incidents and respond to them.  In particular, work to encourage disability hate incidents to be reported has been developed in the last three years.
  • The Community Safety Casework Team has brought together support services to victims and perpetrators of hate crime and anti-social behaviour into a single team.  During 2012 a duty service started, enabling victims or witnesses to speak directly to officers at any time during the working week. (See the anti-social behaviour section for further information.)
  • Another part of the work of the Safe in the City Partnership has been around building resilience and preventing extremism.  This work is ongoing and involves helping key organisations to identify at an early stage individuals who are at risk of extremism and helping them to manage that risk.