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Hate and Mate Crime

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Hate and mate crime is something which affects many people, but because of its nature it often goes unreported or can be seen as ‘everyday’ behaviour towards people with particular identities or perceived differences. However, in reality, it is harassment and victimisation. In 2015/16 official figures were released stating that nationally 62,518 hate crimes were recorded 1. Whilst this number appears to be high it is widely noted that this number is considerably smaller than the scale of the problem. This is mostly due to underreporting that has been highlighted in much research; illustrating that the majority of hate crime victims do not report their experiences to available services or the police2.

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