The Home Affairs Select Committee launched an inquiry into hate crime and its violent consequences in July 2016.
Written evidence is invited on, but need not be restricted to, the following issues:
- The effectiveness of current legislation and law enforcement policies for preventing and prosecuting hate crime and its associated violence.
- The barriers that prevent individuals from reporting hate crime, and measures to improve reporting rates.
- The role of social media companies and other online platforms in helping to identify online sources of hate crime and to prevent online hate incidents from escalating.
- The role of the voluntary sector, community representatives, and other frontline organisations in challenging attitudes that underpin hate crime.
- Statistical trends in hate crime and how the recording, measurement and analysis of hate crime can be improved.
- The type, extent and effectiveness of the support that is available to victims and their families and how it might be improved.
Written submissions are being accepted until midday on 1 September 2016.