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rose simkins chief executive rose@stophateuk org
Rose Simkins

Chief Executive

Established in 1995

Our Vision is:

Raising awareness and understanding of Discrimination and Hate Crime, encouraging its reporting, and supporting the individuals and communities it affects

Patron – Baroness Doreen Lawrence of Clarendon OBE of Clarendon in the Commonwealth Realm of Jamaica

hate crime
Hate Crime

"Any criminal offence which is perceived by the victim or any other person, to be motivated by hostility or prejudice based on a person's race or perceived race; religion or perceived religion; sexual orientation or perceived sexual orientation; disability or perceived disability and any crime motivated by hostility or prejudice against a person who is transgender or perceived to be transgender."

why is it important
Why is it Important

David Askew

Colin Greenwood

Christine Lakinski

Michael Causer

Anthony Walker

Fiona Pilkington and Francesca Hardwick

Brent Martin

Stephen Lawrence

Stephen Hoskin

Ian Baynham

Sophie Lancaster

Jonny Delaney

nature of escalation
Nature of Escalation





Criminal Damage

Verbal Assault


Physical Assault

barriers to reporting
Barriers to Reporting

Non recognition of Hate motivation

Ashamed or Embarrassed (believe they are to blame)

Loss of identity

Not serious enough

Will not be believed

Low chance of a positive outcome

Normalised to abuse

Cultural issues

Fear of reprisals

Not knowing how/where to report

Accessibility difficulties

Mistrust of Police Services

Negative past experiences of reporting crimes/personal or by association

Fear / lack of understanding of Criminal Justice System

why third party reporting
Why Third Party Reporting?


Non-judgemental support



‘Low level’ incidents

A gateway to statutory agencies

Independent alternative

what all victims want
What all victims want

To be believed

To be listened to

Recognition of their experiences

Access to multi-agency support

To no longer be victimised

The Leicester Hate Crime Project found that:

Only 1 in 4 victims had reported their most recent experience to the Police

Over half had not reported to anyone

impact of verbal abuse harassment and cyberbullying the leicester hate crime project 1421 victims
Impact of verbal abuse, harassment and cyberbullying (The Leicester Hate Crime Project(1421 victims))
the stop hate line
The Stop Hate Line
  • Emotional support
  • Practical Support
  • Explore options and rights
  • Evidence building
  • Partnership working
  • Confidential
  • Accessible – interpreting service/BSL
  • Anonymous reporting – intelligence building
  • Choice for victims
the stop hate line1
The Stop Hate Line

Birmingham (launching October 14)

Bradford and Airedale



Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly



Royal Borough of Greenwich, London Borough of Hackney, London Borough of Harrow, London Borough of Merton, London Borough of Richmond, London Borough of Southwark, London Borough of Sutton,


Mersey Travel Network





Roma in Yorkshire and Humber


Southway Housing Trust



West Berkshire (funded by Sovereign Housing Association)


hate crime strand analysis police v stop hate uk


Hate Crime Strand Analysis – Police –v- Stop Hate UK

*NB Stop Hate UK also monitor Age, Other and Non Hate reports


Text: 07717 989 025

Text Relay: 18001 0113 293 5100

BSL via




Post: Stop Hate UK, PO Box 484, Leeds, LS7 9BZ