Disability Horizons, the online disability magazine is running a survey looking at disability hate crime.
By ‘disability hate crime’, they mean: “Any criminal offence which is perceived by the victim or any other person, to be motivated by hostility or prejudice based on a person’s…disability or perceived disability” (Home Office definition).
They’re going to ask you about disability hate crime in public places in the UK, and separately about disability hate crime online.
Whether it’s in a public place or online, and because of race, sexuality or disability, being targeted and experiencing a hate crime can be incredibly traumatic and unsettling.
That’s why they want to call out disability hate crime to help eradicate it.
They’ve partnered with the Leonard Cheshire charity to find out how many people have been affected by this horrible crime – particularly during the lockdown and Covid-19 pandemic – so that they can campaign for disability hate crime to be taken more seriously.
Take the survey to make your voice heard and expose this crime.