A city-wide hate crime strategy has been launched today (Monday 12 October 2020), as part of Nottingham's Hate Crime Awareness Week (10-17 October).
Nottingham City's Hate Crime Strategy has been written by a diverse range of partners including Nottingham City Council, Nottinghamshire Police, The Police and Crime Commissioner, Nottingham City Homes, Nottingham City Hate Crime Voluntary Sector Network, and local community leaders.
The strategy aims to:
- Prevent hate crime by dealing with the beliefs and attitudes that can lead to hate crime
- Respond to hate crime in our communities with the aim of reducing the number of hate crimes and incidents
- Increase the reporting of hate crime
- Improve support for the victims of hate crime
- Build our understanding of hate crime
Councillor Rebecca Langton, Portfolio Holder for Communities, Highways and Strategic Transport at Nottingham City Council, said, “As a city, we will not allow prejudice and hate in any form and we are committed to tackling the issue locally. Our approach is centered on reinforcing and celebrating the city’s values of ‘Nottingham Together’ and ‘More in Common’ while at the same time taking a zero-tolerance approach to hate crime when it does happen. This new strategy will help us to understand more about these crimes, to also tackle the issues in our local communities and hopefully make victims feel supported and heard.”
To view the Nottingham City Hate Crime Strategy in full, please click here.