Responding to the new Hate Crime figures published by the Government on 12 October 2021, CEO of the Race Equality Foundation, Jabeer Butt OBE, said:
“The latest hate crime figures paint a bleak picture for equality in the UK. The fact that almost three quarters of hate crimes were racially motivated shows just how far is left to go towards building a society that is truly tolerant and anti-racist.
“While some of the 9% overall increase in hate crime can be attributed to improvements in crime recording, it is all too clear that too many people still face horrific attacks simply on the basis of who they are. The Government’s Hate Crime Action Plan has clearly fallen short and needs to be revisited as a matter of urgency.”
Notes to editors
1. About the Race Equality Foundation
The Race Equality Foundation is a national charity tackling racial inequality across public services to improve the lives of Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities. Its areas of work cover health and care, housing, children and families, employment, communities and more.
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