Comment: Last year’s drop in hate crimes by 15% versus 2009 published by the Police College of Finland raises a lot of questions. How many immigrants take these figures seriously in light of the ever-worsening atmosphere for immigrants and minorities especially after the election in April? In many respects the fall in hate crimes compared with the present situation takes credibility away from the Police College of Finland’s figures.
If hate crimes appear to have risen in Finland, why do we have to wait a whole year to know what happened in such a watershed year like 2011?
While the police has taken a more proactive stance against racism, there is still a lot of work to be done. One issue that the police has not answered is why some immigrants prefer not to report a hate crime or when they are a victim of racist harassment in public?
A story on MTV3 shows that the rights of immigrants when they are victims of a crime is worse than of Finns.
The 15% figure reveals much more than what meets the eye.
Viime viikolla julkaistun tutkimuksen mukaan viharikosten määrä olisi laskenut maassamme 15 prosenttia viime vuonna. Laskua voisi pitää huomattavana ja jopa ilahduttavana kehityksenä, jos siihen voisi uskoa aukottomasti.