Manchester, UK - Police Appeal To Local Jewish Community To Be More Diligent In Reporting Hate Crimes
Manchester, UK - On the heels of a survey which reported that up to 60-percent of local hate crimes in the region go unreported, Greater Manchester Police have issued an appeal to the local Jewish community to step up efforts in reporting any hate crime they may witness.
MANCHESTEREVENINGNEWS.com (http://bit.ly/1NOrKiM) reports that the survey, conducted by the watchdog group AntiSemitismWatch.com, showed that 77-percent of UK Jewish respondents admitted to witnessing hate crimes over the past year, included among them everything from verbal assault and intimidation to vandalism and bodily assault.
Of those who said they chose not to report hate crimes, 70-percent expressed the view that they felt nothing would come from their efforts.
The report called this viewpoint “especially unfortunate,” since data showed that 54-percent of those who did report hate crimes cited a satisfaction with police response.
In issuing the department’s appeal, Greater Manchester Police assistant chief constable Garry Shewan acknowledged an escalation in anti-Semitic hate crimes both in the region and globally in recent years, while urging “community cohesion” in combating it.
“We can’t take action if we don’t know what is happening,” Shewan said.
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