Widest-ranging hate crime study in history releases findings

Posted by ap507 at Sep 09, 2014 10:03 AM |
Two-year Leicester Hate Crime Project reveals that acts of hate are an everyday and often unreported reality for thousands of people
Widest-ranging hate crime study in history releases findings

This picture is a still taken from the short film, 'The Harms of Hate'. The participants within this film also took part in the Leicester Hate Crime Project as they had all been victimised because of who they are

The most wide-ranging study of hate crime ever to be undertaken has highlighted that acts of hate, prejudice and targeted hostility feature regularly in the lives of people from all kinds of different backgrounds and communities - and that many of these incidents are not reported for a variety of reasons. 

The research, undertaken by a specialist research team based at the Department of Criminology at the University of Leicester and funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), examined the nature and impact of hate crime and victims’ expectations of service providers. 

The research team heard from nearly 1,500 victims targeted on the basis of their identity characteristics or perceived ‘difference’. 

The research team has produced a comprehensive Findings and Conclusions report, an Executive Summary of key findings, a Victims’ Manifesto and a series of themed briefing papers covering specific strands of hate crime. See here for copies of these reports.