Hate Crime is rising nationally – together we can stop this in Dorset

Published on 8 May, 2024

Tackling hate crime matters, not just because of the devastating consequences it can have for victims and their families, but also because it can divide communities.

Hate crime is motivated by hostility and prejudice towards a person’s identity or perceived identity. It often goes unreported too.

Although we are not seeing a rise in hate crime in Dorset, we can’t afford to be complacent around such an important issue and we have an opportunity to join together to prevent hate crime happening in Dorset.

Join us to share your insights on how local communities can come together to inform important work to spread understanding and respect to everyone.

• Wednesday, July 10th, 12:30 – 2:30 pm, Wareham Town Hall | Eventbrite

• Monday, July 15th, 10 am – 12 pm, online | Eventbrite

Together, we can build a future where diversity thrives and everyone feels welcome.

Derek Mckerl, Chief Inspector, Dorset Police

Cat McMillan, Head of Community Engagement and Community Safety, BCP Council

Karen Loftus, Chief Exec, Community Action Network