Disability Hate Crime in London

Survey should take no longer than 7 minutes to complete

The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) are undertaking a survey to identify what issues are faced by London's disability community when reporting disability hate crime.

The purpose of the survey is to review the service currently available, in order to provide a service that reflects the needs of the disability community. The survey should only take five to seven minutes to complete.

The survey seeks to identify how the MPS can increase awareness of disability hate crime and provide a true reflection of disability hate crime in London. The survey also seeks to identify how the disability community would like to report disability hate crime to police (i.e. use of third party reporting centres, advocates, online, mobile phone app, social media, etc).

The definition of disability hate crime is: 'Any criminal offence, which is perceived, by the victim or any other person, to be motivated by hostility or prejudice based on a person’s disability or perceived disability'.

A copy of the questions on the disability hate crime survey can be found in the related publications section the Met Police website. They intend to publish an easy read version of the survey on the Met Police website on the 14th September.

To complete the survey, click here. The survey will be open until the 28th October 2015.

September 10, 2015