Hate Crime Plan

Hate Crime Plan

October 2020 saw a comprehensive new plan launch outlining how hate crime will be tackled and communities brought together in Greater Manchester over the next three years.

The plan to tackle hate crime will raise awareness of hate crimes and encourage people to report them, while also improving support for victims of hate incidents.

Read the Hate Crime Plan (PDF, 3.2MB)

Hate Crime Plan - Easy Read Version (PDF, 2.6MB)

Hate crime is defined as ‘any criminal offences perceived, by the victim or any other person, to be motivated by hostility, prejudice, towards someone based on a personal characteristic’. In Greater Manchester hate crime is monitored across six strands: race, religion, sexual orientation, trans identity, disability and alternative subcultures.

Anyone who has been a victim or a witness of hate, is encouraged to report it to Greater Manchester Police on '101' or visit to report or receive help and support.

letsendhatecrime.com (external website, opens in new window) 

Social Cohesion Commission

In September 2017, the Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, set up an independent commission to consider how to tackle hateful extremism, social exclusion and radicalisation.

Find out more about the commission and its findings