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Police urge victims of hate crime to come forward

The States of Jersey Police are launching a three week hate crime campaign. Credit: ITV Channel

The States of Jersey Police are launching a three week hate crime campaign.

The aim is to increase awareness and encourage victims to come forward.

The campaign has been developed with community groups and includes Jersey victims and community leaders sharing their experiences of hate crime in the Island.

In launching this campaign, we want to encourage victims in Jersey to come forward to report incidents of hate crime.

Only by reporting it, and perpetrators being brought to justice, can we stop it from occurring

– Acting Inspector Manny De Freitas from States of Jersey Police

Hate crime is criminal behaviour motivated by hostility to the victim's disability, race, religion, sexual orientation or transgender identity.

This campaign, fully supported by the Community Advisory Group, invites us all to recognise hate crime and to play our part working in partnership with the Police to stand against it.

– Jim Hopley, Chairman of the Community Advisory Group,

You can report Hate Crime HERE (when choosing your police force scroll to 'S' for States of Jersey Police)

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