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Changing Faces – Hate Crime Survey

Awareness and experiences of hate crime among those who self-identify as having a visible difference.

Seven in ten people have experienced negative behaviours because of their visible difference

Over a quarter (28%) of people with a visible difference have experienced a hate crime

Of those who experienced a hate crime, about 70% did not report it

One in ten people with a disfigurement say they are repeatedly harassed on social media

Almost half (45%) of those who have experienced negative behaviours say they have lost confidence, over a third (35%) say they now feel anxious when they go out

Date Published: 23/01/2020

Categories: GB | Public and communities | Social

Client: Changing Faces


Savanta ComRes interviewed 1,046 people with a mark, scar or condition that makes them look different online between 23rd October and 11th November 2019. Data were weighted to be representative of those with a mark, scar or condition that makes them look different by age, gender and region. This weighting scheme was sourced from a nationally representative public omnibus survey run between the 22nd and 24th March 2019.

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