The Nottingham City Hate Crime Action Plan will refresh the City’s approach to tackling hate crime including prevention, response and outcomes for victims, communities and offenders.
It will outline the broad strategy as well as propose specific projects and activities to be delivered by the broader partnership including community groups and the voluntary sector.
Key targets for the Plan are:
- Increase reporting of hate crime
- Reduce repeat victimisation
- Improve service and outcomes for victims
The Plan will cover the three-year period from April 2018 to March 2021. The aim is to consider the needs of victims, the various contexts that hate crime occurs in (such as public transport, neighbourhoods, the night-time economy), prevention activities and the role of communities in countering prejudice and building cohesion.
Citizens, community groups and the voluntary sector are invited to feed into the process by participating in consultation activities or through emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
All feedback and comments are welcome including areas of concern, issues with reporting and response to hate crime, prevention and cohesion activities.
A draft action plan will be published in late February for comments and feedback.
What is Hate Crime?
Hate Crime (including incident) is defined as ‘Any incident, which may or may not constitute a criminal offence, which is perceived by the victim or any other person, as being motivated by prejudice or hate.’
In 2007, the Police Service, Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), Prison Service (now the National Offender Management Service) and other agencies that make up the criminal justice system agreed a common definition of ‘hate crime’ and five ‘strands’ that would be monitored centrally. The five monitored strands are:
- sexual orientation
Additionally, Nottinghamshire Police also records and monitors the following strands:
- misogyny (incidents targeted at women)
- alternative cultures (eg. Goths)
For info on how to report hate crime: https://www.nottinghamshire.police.uk/hatecrime