Hate crime: ‘Still a daily reality for people in Wales’

Four out of 10 hate crime victims in Wales know their abuser, while nearly a third think about moving house to escape the crime, says a new study.

Research by Race Equality First and Cardiff University also shows one in five of those abused (18%) considers leaving the country.

The study will feed into a new Welsh government plan to tackle incidents.

Hate crimes are offences against race, religion, disability, sexual orientation or transgender identity.

Charity Race Equality First said hate crime was a “daily reality” for many.

More than 1,800 people were surveyed and 60 victims were interviewed in a three-year research project backed by Big Lottery funding.

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More information about the All Wales Hate crime research project here

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