The Warwickshire Hate Crime Partnership is made up of local organisations that have a responsibility for community safety. The Partnership includes representatives from a number of statutory, voluntary and community organisations including Warwickshire Police. Warwickshire County Council, Warwickshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Equality & Inclusion Partnership (EQuIP), Victim Support, Nuneaton & Bedworth Borough Council, North Warwickshire Borough Council, Warwick District Council, Stratford District Council and Rugby Borough Council. We have recognised that hate crime is under-reported in Warwickshire and that improvements are needed to increase confidence in the reporting process and broaden the support on offer to victims.
Over the last year reported incidents of hate crime have increased across Warwickshire. This increase is positive news but we know that this is only starting point. It is important that we keep on looking at ways we can do things better.