'Pioneering' mobile app makes it easier for people to report hate crime

Bournemouth Echo: 'Pioneering' mobile app makes it easier for people to report hate crime 'Pioneering' mobile app makes it easier for people to report hate crime

HATE crime victims will now be able to get help via a ‘pioneering’ mobile phone app.

Race equality experts believe the scale of hate crime in Dorset, much like other parts of the UK, does go under-reported by victims.

The app, launched by Borough of Poole, Bournemouth Borough Council and Dorset Police, will be launched next week at Poole’s Civic Centre.

Chief executive of Dorset Race Equality Council Adnan Chaudry, said: “I am delighted with the great initiative. We know that there is still under-reporting of hate crime in Dorset and this app will make it easier for people to report incidents easily and quickly.”

The app will help users understand how to deal with hate crime, how to report it, give some insight into why it happens and were to seek help and support.

Dorset Police hate crime lead Superintendent Mick Rogers stresses the importance of reporting hate incidents and crimes cannot be underestimated.

He added: “We strongly encourage people to report however they feel comfortable. The priority for us is to ensure that victims of hate crimes are supported and that appropriate actions are taken and we do this through a partnership approach.”

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12:52pm Tue 15 Apr 14

skydriver says...

Many people in Christchurch dislike Cllr Nottage, therefore many of us, when possible write comments in the local, such as this.
Does this mean if we all keep this momentum up to oust him, we can all be charged with a hate crime??
I thought we had free speech in this country .That said I'm NOT in favour of racial hatred , that's a different level..
Many people in Christchurch dislike Cllr Nottage, therefore many of us, when possible write comments in the local, such as this. Does this mean if we all keep this momentum up to oust him, we can all be charged with a hate crime?? I thought we had free speech in this country .That said I'm NOT in favour of racial hatred , that's a different level.. skydriver
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3:01pm Tue 15 Apr 14

billy bumble says...

So when are we going to get

The Rape app
The Burglary app
The Car Theft app
The Skateboarding Teenagers app?
The My Cat is Stuck up a Tree app

When is this silly pseudotech PR nonsense by the police going to stop and when are they going to start real policing??
So when are we going to get The Rape app The Burglary app The Car Theft app The Skateboarding Teenagers app? The My Cat is Stuck up a Tree app When is this silly pseudotech PR nonsense by the police going to stop and when are they going to start real policing?? billy bumble
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9:30am Wed 16 Apr 14

ProudofBoscombe says...

Casual racism is endemic in Bournemouth, and will remain so while the population remains 98% white. Maybe if that person killed in Charminster didn't think it was ok to shout out "go back top the jungle" he would still be alive.
Casual racism is endemic in Bournemouth, and will remain so while the population remains 98% white. Maybe if that person killed in Charminster didn't think it was ok to shout out "go back top the jungle" he would still be alive. ProudofBoscombe
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9:33am Wed 16 Apr 14

billy bumble says...

ProudofBoscombe wrote:
Casual racism is endemic in Bournemouth, and will remain so while the population remains 98% white. Maybe if that person killed in Charminster didn't think it was ok to shout out "go back top the jungle" he would still be alive.
What a completely crass , ignorant and disgusting comment

The person concerned was autisitic

What an odious person you must be
[quote][p][bold]ProudofBoscombe[/bold] wrote: Casual racism is endemic in Bournemouth, and will remain so while the population remains 98% white. Maybe if that person killed in Charminster didn't think it was ok to shout out "go back top the jungle" he would still be alive.[/p][/quote]What a completely crass , ignorant and disgusting comment The person concerned was autisitic What an odious person you must be billy bumble
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9:54am Wed 16 Apr 14

ProudofBoscombe says...

billy bumble wrote:
ProudofBoscombe wrote:
Casual racism is endemic in Bournemouth, and will remain so while the population remains 98% white. Maybe if that person killed in Charminster didn't think it was ok to shout out "go back top the jungle" he would still be alive.
What a completely crass , ignorant and disgusting comment

The person concerned was autisitic

What an odious person you must be
Have you ever lived somewhere where you were in the racial minority? I doubt it. Yours is the ignorant comment.
[quote][p][bold]billy bumble[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ProudofBoscombe[/bold] wrote: Casual racism is endemic in Bournemouth, and will remain so while the population remains 98% white. Maybe if that person killed in Charminster didn't think it was ok to shout out "go back top the jungle" he would still be alive.[/p][/quote]What a completely crass , ignorant and disgusting comment The person concerned was autisitic What an odious person you must be[/p][/quote]Have you ever lived somewhere where you were in the racial minority? I doubt it. Yours is the ignorant comment. ProudofBoscombe
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1:48pm Mon 21 Apr 14

juniperberry says...

The police are yet again searching for something to do and the crime rate continues to fall through the floor!
The police are yet again searching for something to do and the crime rate continues to fall through the floor! juniperberry
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