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Thursday, August 5, 2021

New hate crime service established by An Garda Síochána

A new hate crime service has been established by An Garda Síochána to make it easier for victims of such crimes to come forward.

The online-based service will increase accessibility to An Garda Síochána to report on hate crimes, it will also help victims of hate crimes who have been previously reluctant to come forward.

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The non-emergency online Hate Crime reporting mechanism, which can be accessed through garda.ie will allow all reports made to the service to be examined by the Garda National Diversity and Integration Unit.

The unit will then record and respond accordingly.

Superintendent Michael Corbett of the Garda National Community Engagement Bureau stated, “hate crime is significantly under-reported in Ireland, don’t suffer in silence.”

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According to the latest figures, there have been 238 hate crimes and incidents reported in the first six months of this year, compared to 129 in the same period last year.

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