Town hall outlines new strategy to stamp out hate crime in Hackney

PUBLISHED: 09:46 11 July 2018 | UPDATED: 09:46 11 July 2018

Hackney has one of the five highest rates of hate crime in London. Picture: PA

Hackney has one of the five highest rates of hate crime in London. Picture: PA

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Town hall chiefs have come up with a new hate crime strategy in an attempt to stamp out the vile assaults across the borough.

Incidents of race hate, faith hate, sexual orientation and transgender hate in Hackney are amongst the five highest of all 32 London boroughs.

Research shows most reported offences follow altercations and hotspots include Stoke Newington Police Station, shops, health centres and Shoreditch.

The “no place for hate” commitments to target the crimes over the next four years include having a better understanding of hate crime, building community resilience against hateful beliefs, increase reporting of incidents and respond to them by prosecuting offenders.

The last goal is to improve the support offered to victims.

Hackney Council is set to approve the strategy at next week’s cabinet meeting.

The town hall said: “Our borough is a champion of all people, inclusive of race, faith, disability, sexuality and gender identity.”

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