The Home Office has launched a hate crime campaign and they would really like to have your support. This is because the prevalence of hate crime is particularly high in London.
The campaign aims to raise awareness and educate the general public on what hate crime is and what constitutes a hate crime. The Home Office want to clarify that hate crime is not just about race, religion and physical violence but actually constitutes as online, verbal abuse as well as against people for their sexual orientation, transgender identity and disability.
The government is committed to tackling hate crime. Hate crime not only has a harmful effect on its victims by attacking who they are as individuals because of their race, religion, sexual orientation, disability or transgender identity, but also on their families and communities.
The Home Office has launched this new public awareness campaign which aims to educate the general public on what a hate crime is. It will help to increase awareness and understanding of what constitutes a hate crime, as many people think a hate crime is just about race and religion or physical violence. There are however many types of offences which often people, including victims, do not recognise as criminal. This includes: online, verbal abuse, as well as against people for their sexual orientation, transgender identity and disability.