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Public Policy Exchange webinar on confronting hate crime

Public Policy Exchange will be holding a webinar on Confronting Hate Crime: Developing Strategies to Promote a Tolerant Society on Thursday, March 4th 2021 (9:30am - 1:00pm). 

According to the Home Office, in the year 2019/20 there were 105,090 incidents of hate crime recorded by the police, an 8% increase from the previous year and the highest number since records became available in 2011. Rather than suggesting that hate crime is on the rise, it shows that number of cases that go unreported is falling.

The Crime Survey of England and Wales show that since 2007 the number of cases of hate crime, whether driven by race, religion, sexual orientation, disability or transgender identity, has fallen from around 307,000 to around 190,000. Nevertheless, this still suggests that around 45% of all incidents of hate crime go unreported, and the current Covid-19 pandemic has shown how fragile this progress can be – the police recorded a 20% increase in cases of racially motivated abuse in the summer of 2020, which is similar to other spikes following the murder of Lee Rigby, the Brexit vote and the Westminster Bridge attack.

Key note speakers include:

  • Dr Loretta Trickett, Associate Professor in Criminal Law, Criminology and Human Rights
  • Paddy Tipping, Police and Crime Commissioner for Nottinghamshire 
  • Unmesh Desai AM, Chair of Police & Crime Committee at London City Hall

Register your place here.

Cost | Public Sector, Not-for-Profit, NGOs and Academics Private Sector - 1 place £ 99, 2 or more places £89.