Working with police to reduce hate crime

Where do you go for help when you are afraid to report a crime to the police? The answer is a surprisingly long – and growing – list of community groups working closely with police. Tomorrow’s Women’s Hate Crime discussion event provides a glimpse of police work which may be unknown to many of us. Here Police Sergeant Hazel Leslie explains how Third Party or Remote Reporting resulted from the inquiry into the murder of Stephen Lawrence. Continue reading “Working with police to reduce hate crime”

Speaking out against hate crime

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Here’s a chance to make a difference.  Muslim women are increasingly the victims of hidden crimes of hate – verbal threats and words of abuse hurled in public places – but the crimes are rarely reported for fear of making things worse.  That is why the very enterprising charity, Amina-MWRC, is inviting police and women to meet, talk and strengthen a network of support, at a Women’s Hate Crime event in Edinburgh on Wednesday 9 December. [To register email:] Continue reading “Speaking out against hate crime”