Bedfordshire Police see rise in hate crime convictions

Hate Crime Sadness

Bedfordshire Police are urging residents to report hate crime as conviction rates between April and December 2018 rose to 84%.

Sergeant Carl Perri, force hate crime lead, said: “We are working hard to ensure members of the community are not discriminated against simply for who they are.

“we are working in partnership to educate and give our communities the confidence to speak out against such prejudice, to effectively tackle hate crime.”

Victims are being encouraged to come forward with extensive support being offered.

Sergeant Carl continues: “Our officers work hard to explore all investigative avenues to secure essential evidence, which has helped to secure convictions, as well as ensure victims feel supported in speaking out after suffering these terrible and damaging crimes.”

Hate crimes can be reported by calling 101, reported online or by visiting one of the local reporting centres. More information can be found on the Police Website. 

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