Tackling hate crime and intolerance

London is a city where we don’t just tolerate diversity - we respect and celebrate it. Unfortunately, hate crime is a real problem for some Londoners who are victimised by a small minority because of who they are.

Hatred and intolerance in London is unacceptable, and when it motivates crime it is illegal. In our Police and Crime Plan we are committed to zero-tolerance enforcement against the perpetrators of hate crime and providing the support that victims need.

What are we doing?

To tackle hate crime and intolerance in London we are:

  • Protecting Londoners from hate crime.
  • Making sure better victims of hate crime receive better support
  • Strengthening the work to prevent vulnerable people in London from being radicalised.

Get involved

Find out about community projects and schemes you can get involved with in your area:

More information

Facts about hate crime and intolerance in London

  • 298
    recorded race related
    hate incidents recorded per week since April 2016.
  • 547
    week following the referendum on the UK's membership of the EU.
  • 116
    incidents recorded
    the week following the London Bridge incidents.
  • 141
    cases dealt with
    since the Online Hate Crime Hub launched, up to the end of June 2017.

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