Disability Hate Crime in Northern Ireland28 Oct 2014
Its hard to believe that in this day and age where one in five people have a disability that disability hate crime exists at all.
People with a disability are usually to scared to report this in Northern Ireland, as are those that witness these hate crimes.
A campaign is being run to get people with disabilities who have been abused to ring and report these hate crimes. Witnesses can also report.
Statistics show that reporting has increased by 100% but the number of cases being reported is still low according to an online article you can read here: http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-29182488.
I think the Disability Hate Crime campaign not only gives those experiencing the hate a voice but it may also make the hater think twice before committing the crime.