A new plan to tackle hate crime has been launched across Greater Manchester. The Plan to Tackle Hate Crime, set
Hate crimes in Manchester tend to rise in line with general elections, Greater Manchester Police data suggests – information obtained by MM which shows that the number of hate crimes – defined by the CPS as hostile behaviour motivated by a victim’s ‘disability, race, religion, sexual orientation or transgender identity’ – rose in the month of, and the months immediately following, a general election between 2010 and 2019.
Greater Manchester saw a significant spike in religious and racial hate crimes in the wake of the Manchester Arena bombing in May 2017.
Exclusive: Mayor’s office admits it has no idea how much it spends on reporting hate crime despite shocking rise in cases
In a candid admission, Mr. Burnham’s office has told Mancunian Matters that they do not allocate budgets to Greater Manchester Police based on crime type.
Hate crime in general has risen by some 85% over the same period but the spike of reports online since 2014 might be due to the fact that is when Greater Manchester Police first introduced the cybercrime flag to its systems.
Greater Manchester’s first ever mayoral election is fast approaching and Stephen Morris, candidate for English Democrats, is campaigning hard for victory.
Afflecks shop owner prides herself on store doubling as ‘safe space’ for bullied kids and victims of hate crime
An Afflecks shop owner has revealed she prides herself on creating a ‘safe space’ for kids who are bullied or victims of hate crime.
‘He captured the hearts of old and young’: Son pays loving tribute to Rochdale Imam murdered in kids play park
The son of an Imam murdered in Rochdale has paid tribute to him and his ‘gentle soul’ today.
“Unfortunately the ‘nature of the beast’ seems to be that many of us – me included – are all too often very poor at managing relationships of all kinds. We often find ourselves being taken advantage of.”
‘No one should feel afraid’: Reports of Islamophobic hate crime to GMP more than DOUBLED after Paris attacks
The number of Islamophobic attacks reported to Greater Manchester Police more than DOUBLED in the four weeks following the Paris attacks.
The Greater Manchester Police’s success rate in identifying and charging people for hate crimes has decreased, according to a FOI released by the GMP as Islamophobia, anti-Semitism and sexual orientation crimes are still rife within the county.