A hate crime, from the Met Police website, is when someone who commits a crime against you because of your disability, sexual identity, race, sexual orientation or any other perceived difference.

There have been many reported cases of hate crimes in the past couple of years. Some examples are, the Anti- Muslim, from the www.standard.co.uk, there were 1,678 anti-Muslim hate crimes reported in the capital in the year up to January 2018 - up from 1,205 the year before. Furthermore, LGBT: From the www.london.gov.uk it had been stated that more than 2000 victims have been criticised in the year 2017. Another example could be the Racist crimes; from the www.London.gov.uk website it said this is the most common crime in the year of 2017 with more than 16,000 victims. The highest rate of hate crimes in the UK are directed to people who were born outside of the UK.

We need to focus on what we can do to prevent it and stop it. There are many ways to prevent hate crimes anywhere. There are many Active Bystanders, these are people that provide the evidence of what kind of hate crime that had occurred. An active bystander helps the victim instead of attacking them. An Extremist is a person who holds extreme political or religious views especially one who advocates illegal, violent or other extreme acts. They could attack on any reason for example, having a hijab on, or the New Zealand mosque attack. Police are planning to be stricter on the in fluctuating domestic abuse. This will provide a safer support to back up the citizens in the area. The Government will hire a Superintendent for both Newham and Waltham forest who will see the outcome of such hate crimes and can take action. Community cohesion helps cut out any crime or hate crime as everyone comes closer. One other example is by having more safeguarding in schools. This could help prevent any hate crimes and support the students to a better, safer society in the schools.

I had asked around my neighbourhood, north east London, about the hate crimes that they have noticed. I used a questionnaire to get fair results. A few of my questions where: ‘From a citizen’s point of view, what might you suggest hate crime is?’ My neighbour had recently moved in and she had told me that she has heard many racial slurs being said from the younger youth of our days. Another question I had asked to a citizen who lives in our area was, ‘There are many posters, videos and protests going against hate crimes, do you think they help or we need more precautions?’ Mr Ahmad had said that “these videos inspire many great things however the minds of our children today are just stuck on video games and violent TV programmes that have these hate crimes occur in them. No matter what we do or say to prevent them from happening, they will still occur”.

Daniel Devine LSE blog (2018), he stated that the ‘British Politicians helped fuel a steep rise in racist hate crimes during and after the EU referendum campaign'. The rise of hate crime increasing as a result of hate crime is emphasised in this blog. The Home Office data released in October 2017 about the number of racial and religious hate crimes in England and Wales showed instabilities in hate crime that year. This was mostly due to how the media portrayed ethnic minorities. The terms 'immigrants' and 'migrants' used near the end of the Brexit referendum, led to immediate points in hate crime recorded. Furthermore, the German newspaper Deutsche Welle (2018) rhetorically asked “Is the UK's 'racist' hate crime problem out of control". A reliable news source highlighting the ‘racist’ hate crime shows it speaking on what seems to be the most common hate crime. Again, proving to show why hate crime has become such an issue.