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Barriers to reporting hate crime and hate incidents in Victoria: A mixed-methods study

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posted on 01.01.2020, 00:00 authored by Matteo VerganiMatteo Vergani, C Navarro
Barriers to reporting hate crime and hate incidents in Victoria: A mixed-methods study

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Centre for Resilient and Inclusive Societies, Deakin University

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Geelong, Vic.

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9780730002093

Language

eng

Research statement

96.9% (N = 252) of our survey participants reported that they would report a knife assault to the police, and 92.7% (N = 241) that they would report a physical assault to the police. However, when asked about their real experiences of victimisation, only 5 out of 13 participants reported to police being the victim of a prejudice motivated violent physical attack. Only 1 out of 5 participants reported to police being the victim of a prejudice motivated sexual assault. This finding suggests that participants are aware that they should report hate crime, but when they are victimised, there are barriers that prevent them from reporting. We created a typology of barriers to reporting hate crimes and hate incidents.

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A6 Research report/technical paper

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