Home Office launches Governments plan for tackling hate crime in England and Wales.

In launching this new action plan against hate crime new Home Secretary Amber Rudd said that “hate crime of any kind, directed against any community, race or religion has absolutely no place in our society”. She said that together, the Home Office, the Department for Communities and Local Government and the Ministry of Justice are acting to prevent hate crime, support victims, and prosecute the perpetrators.

Hate crime is defined as “any crime that is motivated by hostility on the grounds of race, religion, sexual orientation, disability or transgender identity” and incidents are reported to have increased significantly in the past year.

Joint training between the police and CPS staff to improve the way the police identify and investigate hate crime has been established and the College of Policing has published a national strategy and operational guidance to ensure that policing deals with hate crime effectively.

Read the Home Office plan in full here

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