What is hate crime?

Hate Crime involves the targeting of people simply because they are different.

This might be because they follow a different religion, have a different race or sexuality, or are disabled.

Hate Crime can often start small with name calling and petty acts of vandalism, but can escalate into serious violence.

Hate crime in Newark

The police track hate crime and incidents reported to them. In Nottinghamshire as a whole, 2,300 were reported in 2019.

Newark & Sherwood Oct 2017 – Sept 2018 Oct 2018 – Sept 2019
Hate crime 61 71
Other hate incidents 36 33
Hate occurrences total 97 104

We see the small rise as a positive: as hate crime is very under-reported, any increase shows an increased awareness of what hate crime is and an increased willingness to report.