Hate Crime Survey

Closed 19 Feb 2024

Opened 15 Jan 2024


Hate crime can have a devastating impact on the victim, their family and their wider community.

Through the Essex Strategic Hate Crime Prevention Partnership, local agencies are committed to tackling this crime and supporting victims. Whilst hate crimes reported to Essex Police have reduced, we also know that people do not always want to or feel that they can report them, including reporting where they have been a witness or a victim themselves.

This survey is part of a wider research project to help us get a better understanding of hate crime across Southend, Essex & Thurrock and enable us to prioritise how we work together going forward.

We want to hear your views – even if you have not been a victim of a hate crime yourself.

How we use your data

This survey is for you to provide information to be used by the Hate Crime Research project. Under the GDPR we have a legal duty to protect any information we collect from you. The information will only be used for the purposes of this project and will not be kept longer than is necessary to do so, up to a maximum of five years.

We share this information with our district council partners, Essex Police, and the University of Essex but we will not share your personal details with any other agency unless we have concerns that you or another individual may be at risk of harm or if it is required by law. We do not collect personal information for commercial purposes.

Access to our easy read version of the survey can be accessed here.


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