A hate crime is a crime that is targeted at a person because of hostility or prejudice towards one or more elements of that person’s ‘identity’ including disability, race/ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation or transgender identity. Such crimes can be committed against a person or property. The term “hate incident” is used to define any behaviour intended to cause harm to another, which is perceived by the victim or any other person as being motivated by the perpetrator’s prejudice of the victim’s identity.
What’s this all about?
The Citizens Commission into Hate is led by a group of Commissioners drawn from the communities most affected by hate crime across Nottingham and Nottinghamshire. They have set out to understand the problem, issue recommendations to tackle and campaign to make them happen because they share a common belief, that every individual is important and no one should be subject to abuse in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.
What can I do to help?
Please take a few minutes to answer as many of the questions as you can. All your answers will be treated confidentially including your personal details and will not be used for any other purpose. Once you have filled in your answers please hand them in to the organisation hosting the questionnaire you used.
What happens next?
The results of your answers to these questions will be used as the basis for the recommendations issued by the Commissioners which we will then campaign to see implemented.
What else can I do?
If you would like to be involved further in our work by being interviewed or taking part in further talks about these issues, please let us know by filling in details of your name and address at the end of the questionnaire and we will contact you about how you can get involved. Thank you again for your help!
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