Stop the Hate - tackling hate crime in Essex

Report
Hate Crime & Prejudice Based
Incident Awareness
Pc 3058 Emma MAKEY
Essex Police Hate Crime Officer – Rayleigh 101
ext 490001
Pc 2208 Jürgen REID
Essex Police Hate Crime Officer - Southend
01702 423151
www.stopthehate.org.uk
WHAT
IS
HATE
CRIME?
What Does Hate Crime
Mean To You?
Intolerance
Violence
Bigotry
Prejudice
Narrow-mindedness
Bias
Xenophobia
Discrimination
Imbalance
Inequity
Unfairness
Inequality
Racism
Stupidity
What is Hate Crime?
There is NO statutory definition in Law,
ACPO & the CPS have an agreed
definition.
Hate crimes are taken to mean –
Hate Crime
Any incident, whether a crime
or not, which is perceived by
anyone to be motivated by
hostility or prejudice based on a
personal characteristic.
Personal Characteristics
(Strands)
Race
Religion or Belief
Sexual Orientation
Disability
Gender Identity
Other
Recorded Stats by Strand
(Essex 2013)
Sexual
Orientation
11%
Belief
3%
Gender
Identity
3%
Disability
7%
Race
76%
Under Reporting
Based on 2011 British Crime Survey we can
get an indication of the level of under
reporting of Hate Incidents
Race
136000 identified
35875 recorded
26%
Disability
65000 identified
2095 recorded
3%
Sexual Orientation
50000 identified
4477 recorded
9%
Religion
39000 identified
1773 recorded
5%
Types of Incident?
 Can take any form of Anti Social Behaviour:
 Verbal abuse (name calling, derogatory remarks)
 Physical violence (spitting, pushing, murder)
 Damage to property: including vandalism and
offensive graffiti
 Threatening behaviour/intimidation including
threatening correspondence or calls
 Harassment
Essex Police
Response to Hate Crime
http://www.stopthehate.org.uk
Essex Police – Hate Crime Team
Headquarters
DI 3171
Nick Burston
ext 182000
Dc 1570 Phil Merriam
Performance
& Review
ext 180026
SOUTH
NORTH
Dc 2565
Jackie Long
Colchester
ext 430140
Pc 3058
Emma Makey
Rayleigh
ext 490001
Pc 1996
Garry Munoz
Chelmsford
ext 400177
Pc 2208
Dc 3210
Sharon Hall
Tendring
ext 440155
Pc 3073
Jürgen Reid
Southend
ext 470450
Diane Murphy
Basildon
ext 382575
Call 101
WEST
Dc 3168
Lisa Brodie
Thurrock
ext 360204
Pc 72242
Rebecca Paget
Harlow
ext 300160
Pc 2760
Jenny Paget
Harlow
ext 300160
Pc 1808
Claire Rawlins
Brentwood
ext 320169
[email protected]
Hate Crime Officers - Role
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Dynamic monitoring and daily management reporting;
Providing tactical advice, guidance and assistance;
Case building and CPS liaison;
Victim point of contact for protective measures in all high-risk cases;
Advice and guidance to victims;
Maintaining records of actions taken in respect of victims and investigations;
Enhanced risk management in individual high risk cases;
Commissioning protective / preventative / reassurance measures;
Problem identification and solving;
Promote community confidence in Essex Police through partnership working;
Promoting the reporting of Hate Crime, either directly, via third parties or on-line;
Conducting and reviewing risk assessments;
Risk Factors
• Perpetrator known to victim
• Targeted at place of residence
• Targeted at place of
education/work
• Injuries
• Fear of further harassment,
injury or violence
• Believe perpetrator could
seriously harm or kill
• Weapons
• Organised group
• Criminal history of perpetrator
• Alcohol/Drugs/mental
health/financial problems
• Fear of Harm to family
• Sexual assault
• Pattern/frequency/repeat
victimisation
• Isolated
• Suicidal tendencies
• Lack of understanding of their
situation and risk.
HATE INCIDENT
REPORTING
CENTRES
&
HATE CRIME
AMBASSADORS
What Is A HIRC?
It is.....
A community response to provide a facility to
report a hate incident or hate crime without having
to talk to the Police
Police
HIRC?
What Is An HCA?
They are…..
Community members who raise
awareness about hate crime and
promote the reporting of hate incidents
or crime
The Stephen Lawrence
Inquiry
Recommendation 16
“The ability to report at locations
other than police stations”
Under Reporting
Estimate only 15% of Prejudice Based
Incidents are reported/recorded by
Police Services
Barriers to Reporting
Non recognition of Hate motivation
Ashamed or Embarrassed
Believe they are to blame
Not serious enough
Will not be believed
Nothing will be done
Low chance of a positive outcome
Normalised to abuse
Cultural issues/pressure
Fear of reprisals
Not knowing how/where to report
Accessibility difficulties
Mistrust of Police & other Services
Negative experiences of reporting
Feeling Mistrust in authorities
Sense of ‘that’s just how it is’
Time/inconvenience
Sensitive and emotive subject
Embarrassment
Secondary Victimisation
HIRCs Role
 To provide a safe environment to facilitate
the reporting process
 Offer support, advice and signpost
Hate Crime Ambassador
Role
 Work in the community to increase awareness
around hate
 Engage in community activities
 Support, advise and signpost
 Link to local HIRC
 Enable reporting
For a better place to live.
Our nights have been
uninterrupted.
No-one called us “nig” at sight
here at all.
We have peace and hope to
continue with this peace.

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