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Hate Crime Reports from Equality & Human Rights Commission & the Home Office

Research report 101: Prejudice and unlawful behaviour, exploring levers for change

This report is looking at the relationship between prejudice and behaviours. It aims to identify what can be done to prevent and respond to unlawful discrimination, identity-based harassment and violence in England, Scotland and Wales.

The report looks at evidence from 2005 to 2015 and focuses on three areas:

  • the relationship between prejudiced attitudes and unlawful discrimination, identity-based harassment and violence
  • the prevalence of unlawful behaviour based on prejudiced attitudes
  • what is known about how to prevent or respond to unlawful behaviour related to prejudiced attitudes

The report applies to all of the characteristics protected under the Equality Act 2010.

Research report 102: Causes and motivations of hate crime

Report on hate crime in Great Britain, what causes it and what we know about who commits it.

The report looks at the causes and motivations of hate crime based on the five protected characteristics covered by current hate crime law:

  • disability
  • gender reassignment
  • race
  • religion
  • sexual orientation

The report gives an overview of hate crime evidence to inform criminal justice agencies in their approach, with thoughts from the law, policy and social science.

Hate Crime Action Plan 2016

This document sets out the government’s plan of actions to deal with hate crime until May 2020. It applies to England and Wales only.

It outlines actions the government will take to:

  • prevent and respond to hate crime
  • increase reporting of hate crime incidents
  • improve support for victims
  • build an understanding of hate crime


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