Question: Have you experienced barriers to reporting a hate crime?

Your feedback: Yes  43% (13 respondents) No 57% (17 respondents)

Your comments: 

“It’s difficult to report hate crime when you live in the same street as the perpetrators. They know it was likely to be you that reported them and retaliation has been forthcoming in the past. The retaliation experienced in the past was worse than the initial incident. I wouldn’t report it again unless I could be sure of my safety and security.”

“I’ve not experienced it but know people that have. There are issues for BSL users and deaf people trying to report when there are no arrangements for communication support: third party not always much of an option.”

“The local police station is inaccessible and trying to report it to a disembodied voice on the end of a phone is very difficult.”

“I am fortunate in that I have never experienced hate crime, but would like to think that if it ever happened, I would be confident in being able to report it.”