Disability Hate Crime Prevention
At Merton Centre for Independent Living we provide information, advice and advocacy support to Deaf and Disabled People on hate crime issues.
We have been funded by the Mayor’s Office on Policing and Crime to support disabled people in Merton around hate crime this year. Our work will only cover the tip of the iceberg, but we hope that it will be a start, and that our partners in the community will work with us to address this invisible epidemic of hate against disabled people.
Reporting a Hate Crime
If you want to report a hate crime direct to the police, you can call 101 or use their online reporting form https://secure.met.police.uk/hatecrime_national/index.php?rid=2924
Our research into Disability Hate crime
In 2015 we commissioned Stay Safe East (http://staysafe-east.org.uk/) to conduct research for us into the scale of Disability Hate Crime in Merton. Thank you to London Borough of Merton who funded this work.
You can read the executive summary here - Making it Stop - Tackling Hate Crime - Executive Summary
You can read the full report here - Making it Stop - Tackling Hate Crime - Full Report 2016
You can also read the easy read version of the Hate Crime report here - Merton CIL Easy Read Hate Crime Report