APPG on Hate Crime inquiry: How Do We Build Community Cohesion When Hate Crime is on the Rise?

The APPG on Hate Crime have launched the ‘How do we build community cohesion when hate crime is on the rise?‘ inquiry in May 2018.

This inquiry aims to gather evidence of how hate speech and hate crime impact on communities. With the findings, the APPG will make recommendations on how to strengthen community cohesion.

The inquiry focuses on all strands of hate crime and speech, including; race, sexual orientation, religious, disability, transgender. And the APPG  is interested in the following questions:

  • What is the extent of hate crime and speech that is experienced by individuals or communities and what form does it take?
  • How does experiencing hate crime and hate speech impact on individuals, communities and their values?
  • How does online hate speech and hate crime impact on community cohesion? Is there a link?
  • How does hate crime and hate speech contribute to extremism, including intra-community sectarianism?
  • How does hate speech and bullying impact children and young people in schools and educational institutions?
  • How does hate speech impact on the emotional and mental-health of individuals who are targeted at a street and online level?

The inquiry wants to hear from experts, practitioners, victims, academics and others with an interest in and knowledge of the topic.

Submissions must be emailed to: The deadline for submissions is 25 July 2018.

Find out more about the inquiry.