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Hate Crime Awareness Week 2020

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Our pledge to stand up against hate- we hope you will join us

This week is National Hate Crime Awareness Week 2020- a time for raising awareness of hate crime, of remembering those who have been lost and affected by this type of crime, and supporting those who continue to experience it.
Hate crime affects people from all walks of life; it can happen to anyone. As a force, we are committed to tackling hate crime in all its forms.
‘Hate’ can be any incident or crime motivated by prejudice or hostility (or perceived to be so) against a person’s race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability. Hate can be:
• A criminal offence where the law is broken is a hate crime. This can include things like physical assault, damage to property, offensive graffiti, arson and inciting hatred online.
• An incident that is not a criminal offence is a hate incident. This can include things such as offensive or insulting comments, online, in person or in writing. These incidents may not be criminal offences but often can feel like a crime to those affected, and can sometimes escalate to crimes.
Whilst not all cases are criminal offences, those that are, as well as hate incidents, should be recorded.
For some people who experience hate, it can lead to a life dictated by fear in which they cannot even feel safe enough to leave their home for being targeted simply because of the way they were born.
This week, we are once more offering our pledge to our communities to stand up against hate, and put a stop to it wherever we find it.
Watch our video below for a snapshot of those who have pledged their support- we hope you will join us in doing the same.


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Paul Cundy (South Yorkshire Police, PCSO, Sheffield City Centre )

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