Disability-Related Hate Crime Increasing On Public Transport

The government has released new public transport hate crime data which shows that anti-disability hate crime is on the rise on public transport in the UK

The data shows that between 2014 and 2016, the numbers of disability related hate crime incidents in England reported to the British Transport Police decreased by 37%. But since 2016, the number of incidents has seen an increase of 24%. Only 1.6% of reported hate crimes saw charges brought in 2019-2020.

In conjunction with Calderdale Council and Lead the Way, we will be running a campaign to highlight the problem of disability hate crime and provide information on what to do about it and how to report it.

See also our recent hate crime awareness campaign