Racist, religious and faith hate crime, Camden

Meeting: 
Plenary on 2015-06-03
Session date: 
June 3, 2015
Reference: 
2015/1570
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
Boris Johnson (Mayor of London) & Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe (Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis)
Category: 

Question

What has been the year on year increase in racist, religious or hate crimes in Camden?

Answer

Answer for Racist, religious and faith hate crime, Camden

Answer for Racist, religious and faith hate crime, Camden

Answered By: 
Boris Johnson (Mayor of London) & Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe (Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis)

In the financial year 2014/15 there was a 37% increase in recorded racist and recorded religious hate crimes in Camden compared to the previous financial year, from 382 offences to 525.  A contributing factor to the increase in racist and religious hate crime was the increase in faith hate offences from 48 to 80.

 

As such, it is not always the case that an increase in recorded offences reflects an increase in actual offences. My Hate Crime Reduction Strategy for London, launched in December, recognised under-reporting as a significant issue and one of the objectives of the Strategy is to boost confidence and increase the reporting of hate crime.  

 

Since 1 October 2014, through my victims' commissioning fund, victims of hate crime now receive an enhanced response and access to services through from Victim Support London.