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'Many reasons' hate crime not reported, says Paul Giannasi

Wales needs "cultural changes" in order to tackle hate crimes, the Welsh government has claimed, as it launches a new helpline and website for victims.

Communities Minister Jeff Cuthbert said the change was needed make Wales equal and fair.

The 1,810 hate crimes reported in 2012/13 were the "tip of the iceberg" and ministers expects to see a rise.

Paul Giannasi, the National Police spokesperson for hate crime across the UK told the BBC's Good Morning Wales that people have a right to be treated as a victim of hate crime.

  • 12 May 2014