Disability hate crime

Meeting: 
MQT on 2013-05-22
Session date: 
May 22, 2013
Reference: 
2013/1782
Question By: 
James Cleverly
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Would you look into implementing other force's methods to improve relations with disabled victims of crime? Examples include the Cumbria Constabulary's method of placing student officers with local disabled groups alongside a monitoring contact with specific community groups; or the West Midlands Police's use of a Disability Hate Crime Reference Group to promote the use of third party reporting.

Answer

Answer for Disability hate crime

Answer for Disability hate crime

Answered By: 
The Mayor

As outlined in my Police and Crime Plan I am committed to cracking down on all forms of hate crime including that focused on disabled victims.

My officers' will work with London's diverse communities to develop a hate crime reduction strategy focussing on reducing repeat victimisation, improving confidence to report crime and effective enforcement against perpetrators.

My Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime has also met with representatives from disability support organisations to further discuss ways of tackling hate crime.

I would certainly be interested in learning more about other police force's methods to improve relations with disabled vicitims of crime.