Public urged to stand up against hate crime
People are being urged to take a stand against hate crime as Mencap Cymru has revealed that 9 out of 10 people with a learning disability have been a victim of bullying or hate crime [21 June 2012].
However the true figure is not known because many hate crimes go unreported due to fears that they may not be taken seriously, according to Mencap Cymru.
Hate crime can include inicidents of harassment, abuse, theft and assault among others. Mencap Cymru revealed that the perpetrators of hate crime against people with learning disabilities are often people who have befriended them who then take advantage.
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Supt Dave Johnson, who has responsibility for dealing with hate crime within Gwent Police, said it was "widely acknowledged that hate crime is under reported and increasing reports of hate crime is a priority".
If you have information about an incident or incidents of hate crime you can contact the charity Crimestoppers anonymously to pass on your information on 0800 555 111 or through our anonymous online Giving Information Form.
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