Mayor’s Hate Crime Reduction Strategy for London

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-06-17
Session date: 
June 17, 2015
Reference: 
2015/1949
Question By: 
Jennette Arnold
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

The Mayor’s Hate Crime Reduction Strategy for London, which was published on 3 December 2014, makes reference to increased reporting and improving confidence in the tackling of hate crime.  The Strategy contains 29 actions points. Can you confirm how much progress has been made against these actions?

Answer

Answer for Mayor’s Hate Crime Reduction Strategy for London

Answer for Mayor’s Hate Crime Reduction Strategy for London

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I am very pleased to see progress is being made in delivering all the actions in the Hate Crime Reduction Strategy.  In total, six actions have been completed (9, 25, 27, 28 and 29) and another five are partially completed (8, 15, 22, 23, 24, 25). 

I would draw your attention to the following achievements:

       MOPAC has commissioned Victim Support to provide an enhanced referral service to provide priority needs assessment and access to support services for repeat, persistently targeted and vulnerable victims, specifically including those targeted for hate crime (action 9);

       The MPS is testing the processes for the flagging of any crime against a disabled person as a hate crime in Greenwich and Croydon prior to full roll out across the MPS.  As a result, during the first month of operation there has been a doubling of the number of recorded incidents of this significantly underreported crime compared to the same period the previous year;

       The London Criminal Justice Board is monitoring hate crime conviction and attrition rates and will nominate a criminal justice agency lead member for hate crime (action 29).

       The London Hate Crime met in May 2015 and reviewed the new hate crime dashboard, and will meet again during Hate Crime Awareness Week (actions 25 and 28). 

A full copy of the strategy can be found here: https://www.london.gov.uk/sites/default/files/MOPAC%20Hate%20Crime%20Reduction%20Strategy%20.pdf