A HATE crime service has been extended in Solihull to encourage more victims to report the incidents.
Through the Safer Solihull Partnership, 22 independent reporting centres have been sited across the borough for people who have been targeted because of their race, religion, gender, age or sexuality.
Cabinet member for Safer Communities, Coun Diana Holl-Allen explained the service has been extended to make people feel more comfortable when reporting the crime.
“Many people find it difficult to report hate crime incidents, particularly if they are nervous about going somewhere formal,” she said. “Like many places, Solihull wants to make it easier for victims, witnesses and third parties to report any problems and build confidence in their communities.
“This is why we’re providing more opportunities for people to report incidents in places where they feel more comfortable, such as children’s centres and Citizens Advice.”