PRESS RELEASE: Faith leaders and charity CEOs call for urgent action on hate crime and a plan to reverse fear, division and lack of trust in public institutions
One of the largest academic studies into hate crime, commissioned by charity Citizens UK, has found that levels of hate crime across the UK are far higher than official figures suggest. The study links widespread under reporting by victims to an erosion in trust in political, media and other public institutions.
As the Government reports on national hate crime statistics 18 senior Rabbis, Bishops, Imams and charity CEOs from Citizens UK, Fawcett, Stonewall and the Muslim Council of Britain share “deep concern at the rising tide of fear and division in society and the erosion of trust in public institutions” and call for action 
Citizens UK, an alliance of 400+ civil society organisations is also calling for inclusion of misogyny as a hate crime nationally – to tackle widespread harassment and violence against women and girls.