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New action plan launched to help stem shock rise in hate crime in Manchester

  • Hate crimes have risen by 14% since 2017-18
  • Survey launched to help prevent hate crime
  • City council teams up with Hate Crime Partnership in new initiative

A new hate crime plan has been launched after figures revealed a 14% rise in such crimes between 2018 and 2019 in Greater Manchester.

There were 1,123 more incidents recorded in 2018-19 compared to 2017-18. The shocking figures have led to Bev Hughes, the deputy mayor of Greater Manchester, developing a hate crime plan in collaboration with Greater Manchester’s Hate Crime partnership.

The plan will encourage people to have a say on prevention of hate crime and share their experiences.

Councillor Hughes said: “Coinciding with the national Hate Crime Awareness Week we are launching a consultation on Greater Manchester’s Hate Crime Plan - seeking people’s views in a bid to improve how we tackle hate crime incidents across our city region.”

Bev Hughes against hate crime

The survey is open until 20 November and can be found at gmconsult.org.

This also coincides with the Black History Month which has been phenomenal in raising awareness about hate crimes and racism in general.

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