On Wednesday 17th February we are supporting Barnet Safer Transport Team’s Operation RACHAT which focuses on raising awareness and encouraging reporting of hate crime.
Tackling hate crime is a priority for TfL and their partners, the British Transport Police, City of London Police and the Metropolitan Police Service.
Hate crime can have a significant effect on victims, leading to heightened feelings of fear and deep hurt. The impact of hate crime can affect whole communities, making people feel their community group is at greater risk of being attacked. It can also put people off using public transport if they have experienced hate crime whilst travelling around London.
Although reports of hate crimes on the transport network are low, the Police have been told by some groups they feel at risk of being a victim whilst travelling on public transport and that they don’t realise these offences will be investigated by the police.
TfL and its partners do not tolerate hate crime, and want to reassure community groups, passengers and staff that crime is low on the network, and to provide confidence that if they ever experience hostility, they should report it to the police who will investigate.
Barnet Safer Transport Police have produced this helpful short film and leaflet focusing on Disability Hate Crime and Hate Crime against vulnerable adults: https://youtu.be/xU2BDvxCHZE
Help them to encourage reporting and build confidence in using public transport in and around Barnet.
Barnet Safer Transport Team is part of the Road and Transport Policing Command, Metropolitan Police. For more information on Operation Rachat contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Don’t forget you can also Register to become a Barnet Hate Crime Reporting Champion, pledging to report hate crime to the Police if you encounter it. For more information, check out Hate Crime Reporting page here.