Hate Crime

1. Hate Crime Pre - Campaign Survey

Changing Faces is launching a new hate crime awareness campaign, funded by the Home Office. Our work in the community tells us that it's a real issue for people who look 'different'. Whether you know about what a hate crime is or not, it would still be great to get your feedback. We realise that there isn't a lot of clarity around what a 'hate crime' means, but if you're unsure you can still take part in the survey and with this campaign we hope to make things clearer and easier to identify. The aim of the campaign will be to educate the community on what constitutes a hate crime, how to identify and report it, and raising awareness within the authorities, the police and the general public. Before we launch the campaign we'd like to gain a greater understanding of what is known, if people know how to report it and how Changing Faces could work with the authorities to reduce incidences of hate crime. This survey will take 5-10 minutes and we will be closing the survey at the end of January. If you would like any help on filling out the survey then please get in touch with Phyllida Swift on policy@changingfaces.org.uk This survey is anonymous, but if you would like us to get in touch then please leave your email in the last question. Thank you so much for taking the time to help us.
 

1. What age were you on your last birthday?

 

2. What is your sex?

 

3. What is your ethnic group?

  • White
  • Asian or Asian British
  • Mixed
  • Black/ African/ Caribbean/ Black British
  • Other Ethnic Group
 

4. What is your religion?

 

5. Whereabouts in the UK are you from?

 

6. Do you, or a family member have a mark, scar or condition that affects your appearance?

 

7. Under UK law, a hate crime is an offence that is motivated by a dislike towards certain characteristics a person has, or is thought to have. Which of the following characteristics do you believe to be currently included in the definition of hate crime?

 

8. Do you agree or disagree that the following offences could be a hate crime if motivated by a dislike of characteristics a victim has, or is thought to have?

Strongly agreeAgreeNeither agree nor disagreeDisagreeStrongly disagreeDon't know/prefer not to say
Verbal abuse (e.g saying something on public transport)
Written abuse (e.g posting on social media)
Physical attacks (e.g hitting or spitting on someone)
Vandalism (e.g damaging someone's house)
 

9. To what extent do you agree or disagree that you are confident in knowing how to report a hate crime that happened to you or someone else?

 

10. What are the different ways to report a hate crime?

YesNoDon't know/ prefer not to say
Calling the police
Going to a police station
Sending a self-reporting form to the police
Reporting online
Going to a third party reporting centre (e.g Citizens Advice Bureau)
Contacting Crimestoppers
 

11. If you experienced an offence based on the way you look, how confident would you be that the police would deal with your case:

Very confidentConfidentNeither confident nor not confidentNot very confidentNot at all confidentDon't know/prefer not to say
Effectively
Sensitively
Fairly
Informed about the issue
 

12. How confident would you be that the wider criminal justice system would deal with your case:

Very confidentConfidentNeither confident nor not confidentNot very confidentNot at all confidentDon't know/prefer not to say
Effectively
Sensitively
Fairly
Informed about the issue
 

13. If one of the following incidents happened to you because of your appearance, how likely would you be to report it?

Extremely likelyLikelyNeither likely nor unlikelyUnlikelyExtremely unlikelyDon't know/prefer not to say
Verbal harassment, insults or violence
Physical harassment or violence
Vandalism of property
Any other inappropriate comments or conduct
 

14. Would you like to leave your email to share more of your story or if you'd like to get more involved in the campaign and/or the work of Changing Faces?