As you may know there has been a spike in reported hate crime nationally since the EU Referendum (42% increase). Both the Prime Minister and the Mayor of London have made statements about this, and have stated that racism will not be tolerated.
The Borough Commander has informed the council that there has not been a corresponding spike in Harrow. However, a few concerned community representatives have reported ‘low level’ racist verbal abuse which is causing distress amongst community members in Harrow. They have also stated that this sort of incident is often going unreported, and it is generally acknowledged that hate crime is often under reported.
Harrow Council are actively promoting the Stop Hate UK service across the community and would appreciate if the attached information can be shared where possible.
To report Hate Crime, call 0800 138 1625, or, in an emergency call 999 (or 112).