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Help us rid Camden of hate crime

Help us rid Camden of hate crime

14 to 21 October is National Hate Crime Awareness Week

In Camden, we are proud of our sense of community and are committed to tackling all forms of hate crime. Camden is no place for hate.

A hate crime is behaviour is based on someone’s prejudice towards a person because of their race, religion, sexual orientation or disability or because they are transgender. Hate crime includes name-calling, threats and intimidation, whether out on the street or online. It also includes physical violence.

No-one should be a victim of hate crime because of who they are. We’re determined to stop hate crime in Camden, so let’s work together to tackle it.

If you, or anyone you know, has been called names, been bullied or had anything happen to them that you think may be because of race, religion, sexual orientation, disability or because they are transgender, we encourage you to report this as a hate crime.

Hate crime in the borough increased by 4.8% between 2015/16 and 2016/17, from 2,433 to 2,550 cases. Racist and religious hate crime went up by 11.9% from 616 to 689 cases and disability hate crime went up by 52.9% from 17 to 26 cases.

Don’t suffer in silence

We’re working with a range of partners to make sure our message – that hate crime won’t be tolerated – reaches everyone in the borough. We are proud of how diverse the people who choose to live, work, study in and visit Camden are. We want people to be able to go about their lives in Camden confidently. As a council we work with our communities to reassure and support them. Importantly, we work in partnership with the police and local organisations to tackle any instances of hate crime promptly.

You might not feel like reporting a hate crime straight away, but please do report it when you can. You can make a real difference and be able to help prevent other people from being treated the same way.

Be part of our fight against hate crime.

Want advice about dealing with hate crime?

Contact one of our partners for support. Visit camden.gov.uk/hatecrime for full details of the organisations we work with.

Advice sessions on dealing with Islamophobia

We have a partner, Tell Mama, supporting people who have experienced Islamophobia. Tell Mama are running two drop-in sessions on 17 October with support from our commuity safety service. If you need advice or support, please come along to one of the sessions – you don’t need to book:

  • St Pancras Library, 5 Pancras Square N1C 4AG from 12 noon to 2pm
  • Queen’s Crescent Library, 165 Queen’s Crescent, NW5 4HH from 3 to 5pm.

Report a hate crime

1. If you see someone in immediate danger, call the police on 999. If someone is not in immediate danger, also call the non-emergency helpline 24 hours a day on 101.

2. Contact our community safety team on 020 7974 4444 or communitysafety@camden.gov.uk 

3. If you’d feel more comfortable, you can contact one of our partners, who can offer you support. Visit camden.gov.uk/hatecrime for full details.