Sitting at the Diamond Hate Crime meeting of Scotland Yard and cogitating about the nature of where hate crimes are today. According to mapped data, in 2014 there was an increase in anti-Muslim, anti-Semitic and race hate crimes. Trans and disability hate crimes exceptionally low showing that much more work has to be done to ensure the confidence of these communities.
Also been tasked with conducting an on-line review of hate crime reporting processes and their handling within the MET. An area of work that we have been grappling with and where social media companies have been woefully unwilling to tackle some of the most persistent and pernicious of hate promoting accounts. We can only but keep trying as they say!