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National Crime Awareness Week 2021

The London Borough of Barking and Dagenham are proud to support the National Hate Crime Awareness Week, taking place from 9 to 16 of October 2021.

17-24-30 National Hate Crime Awareness Week 

17-24-30 No to Hate Crime campaign was initially founded as a Facebook group in March 2009 by Mark Healey and Ryan Parkins to mark the 10th anniversary of the London Nail Bomb attacks on Brixton, Brick Lane and Soho.

17-24-30 takes its name from the dates of the three attacks; 17th April, 24th April and 30th April.  The first National Hate Crime Awareness Week took place in 2012 and was launched with a special service of hope and remembrance at St Paul’s Cathedral. 

What’s happening in the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham?

The London Borough of Barking and Dagenham Council are committed to standing up against hate crime, intolerance, and extremism. As part of National Hate Crime Awareness Week, the council and partners have organised events and stalls to bring together communities to share information and advice to support residents and those visiting Barking and Dagenham. 

On Tuesday 12 October 2021 at Short Blue Place (in front of Asda), Barking IG11 8FJ, information and advice stalls will be held by:

National Hate Crime Awareness Week aims to:

  • raise awareness of hate crime and hate incidents in Barking and Dagenham.
  • encourage joined up working between local authorities, partners, and communities to tackle hate crime and hate incidents.
  • encourage and support residents to report hate related crimes and incidents

What is a Hate Crime?

A Hate Crime is any criminal offence which is perceived by the victim or any other person, to be motivated by hostility or prejudice based on a person's disability, race, religion, sexual orientation or gender identity or perceived disability, race, religion, sexual orientation or gender identity.

What is a Hate Incident?

A Hate Incident is any non-crime incident which is perceived by the victim or any other person to be motivated by hostility or prejudice based on a person's disability, race, religion, sexual orientation or gender identity or perceived disability, race, religion, sexual orientation or gender identity.

How do I report a Hate Crime / Incident?

A Hate Crime / Incident can be reported by:

  • calling 999 in an emergency. You can also text using the emergency SMS facility by texting 999. You need to register first by texting 'register' to 999
  • calling 101 for non-emergencies

If you would prefer not to report to the police you can report to the following :

  • Stop Hate UK, 0800 1381625
  • Tell Mama for Islamophobic hate crimes or incidents, 0800 456 1226
  • Community Security Trust for anti-Semitic hate crimes or hate incidents, 0800 032 3263
  • Citizens Advice, 0300 3309 038
  • Victim Support offers emotional and practical advice. You can speak with an advisor using online chat or call the East London Victim Assessment and Referral Service on 0808 168 9291, option 2