Policing hate crime: Modernising the craft, an evidence-based approach

Lead institution
University of Sussex

Project contact
Professor David Weir

Collaborating partners

​* Metropolitan Police Service

​* Demos
* Palantir Technologies
* CASM Consulting


Summary of activities
This project will:

  • examine the relationship between discussions of hate crime on social media and data relating to hate crime that has been recorded in crime databases
  • investigate new methods of analysing text held in crime databases
  • examine how the analytical tools used in the above research can be applied to other types of crime.

This work will include a series of workshops where members of our Police Engagement Group will have an opportunity to collaborate in the research. They will work with members of the project team to investigate social media and hate crime datasets.