Updated: Jan 21
Hackney Chinese Community Services are releasing a survey to record hate incidents and crimes towards East Asians and/or Southeast Asians (ESEA) living in the United Kingdom. Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic in early 2020, ESEA across the UK have continuously been subjected to acts of physical attack and online and verbal use.
We are conducting this survey to gather the quantitative and qualitive data of the lived experience of ESEA in the UK and the hate experienced. Non-identifiable data will be published for the public and to public bodies, please see our data protection policy below.
Please share this article and the image to your network so that we may capture as many hate crimes and incidents that are happening across the UK on an ongoing basis.
This is an ongoing survey.
Hate crime as defined by Crown Prosecution Service in the UK is:
Any crime can be prosecuted as a hate crime if the offender has either:
- demonstrated hostility based on race, religion, disability, sexual orientation or transgender identity
- been motivated by hostility based on race, religion, disability, sexual orientation or transgender identity
Hate crime as defined by the Metropolitan Police is:
Any criminal offence which is perceived by the victim or any other person, to be motivated by hostility or prejudice based on a person's race or perceived race; religion or perceived religion; sexual orientation or perceived sexual orientation; disability or perceived disability and any crime motivated by hostility or prejudice against a person who is transgender or perceived to be transgender.
A Hate incident as defined by the Metropolitan Police is:
Any incident which the victim, or anyone else, thinks is based on someone’s prejudice towards them because of their race, religion, sexual orientation, disability or because they are transgender. A crime has not been committed.