This week is National Hate Crime Awareness Week.
Hate Crime Awareness Week
Barnet will be hosting events online and across the borough.
Hate crime is an issue that affects the entire community. No one deserves to be targeted with abuse because of their disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, faith, race, religion or national origin.
During Hate Crime Awareness Week 2020, we want to reach out to members of our community to encourage reporting of hate crime by becoming a Hate Crime Reporting Champion. Increased reports will allow the police and their partners to build up a statistical picture of hate crime hotspots, so they can target resources towards stopping it. This could include more police patrols or community workshops to bring people together. This year, following the pandemic, registration to become a Hate Crime Reporting Champion will take place online.
Last year over 200 people signed up to become Hate Crime Reporting Champions, pledging to report hate crime if they witness it. Reporting Champions continue to receive regular Hate Crime Bulletins and opportunities to attend free workshops for refresher training.
Find out how to become a Hate Crime Reporting Champion: https://www.barnetmencap.org.uk/what-we-offer/hate-crime/hate-crime-awareness-week/
To report hate crime:
- Call 999 in an emergency
- If it’s not an emergency, report it online: www.report-it.org.uk
- Or if you can’t do that, call 101.