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Body-Worn Cameras: The Smart Technology Response to Retail Crime

Shocking new figures show that attacks on retail workers in the UK are on the rise, with over 42,000 violent incidents recorded in the last year alone. These attacks are costing retailers a staggering £900 million, at the same time placing the mental health of retail workers and...
Posted On 08 Nov 2019
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Government’s Places of Worship Protective Security Fund now worth £1.6 million

The Places of Worship Protective Security Funding Scheme, which is now in its fourth year, is worth £1.6 million after the Home Secretary Sajid Javid doubled the amount available from last year in the wake of the Christchurch terrorist attacks. In a further change to previous...
Posted On 05 Jul 2019
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Places of worship set to receive security funding boost from central Government

Home Secretary Sajid Javid has boosted funding for next year’s places of worship protective security to £1.6 million to reassure communities and safeguard mosques and other places of worship. This is double the amount awarded last year. In addition, a new £5 million fund will be...
Posted On 19 Mar 2019
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Security Industry Authority partners with Police Scotland to tackle hate crime against security staff

The Security Industry Authority (SIA) is partnering with Police Scotland in support of the latter’s new Hate Crime campaign, which is focusing on workers in Scotland’s night-time economy in an effort to encourage more victims of hate crime to come forward. Police Scotland...
Posted On 01 Mar 2019
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Home Secretary Amber Rudd unveils detail behind new national online hate crime hub

Home Secretary Amber Rudd has announced a new national hub designed to tackle the emerging threat of online hate crime. The Government’s latest counter-terrorism move will ensure better support for victims and help in driving up the number of prosecutions. Run by police...
Posted On 10 Oct 2017
Alison Saunders: Director of Public Prosecutions
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CPS revises guidelines on how organisation will seek to prosecute hate crimes

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has published new public statements on how it will prosecute hate crime and support victims in England and Wales. Amid rising volumes of reports to the police service, the CPS has consulted community groups and criminal justice partners to...
Posted On 22 Aug 2017
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Government introduces support for communities in united drive against hate crime

New Home Secretary Amber Rudd has called on communities across Britain to stand united against those who use hate in an attempt to divide us. Launching the Government’s all-new Hate Crime Action Plan, Rudd urged more victims of hate crime to come forward such that the full...
Posted On 26 Jul 2016
Alison Saunders: Director of Public Prosecutions
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Detailed study reveals more hate crimes prosecuted by the CPS than ever before

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) is now prosecuting a record number of hate crimes. In the past year, the CPS has prosecuted 15,442 hate crimes, representing a 4.8% rise on the previous year (2014-2015), which also saw a 4.7% increase from the year before that (2013-2014). The...
Posted On 13 Jul 2016
National Hate Crime Awareness Week runs from 10-17 October 2015
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Victim Support backs National Hate Crime Awareness Week 2015

National Hate Crime Awareness Week runs from 10-17 October 2015. To mark the event, Victim Support has decided to shine a light on hate crime and the support available for victims. Hate crime can take many forms, such as assault, harassment or abuse, but all incidents share one...
Posted On 13 Oct 2015