Islamophobic crime (2)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-10-21
Session date: 
October 21, 2015
Reference: 
2015/3520
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

How many incidents of Islamophobic crime have there been in Camden over the last 6 months; and what were the comparative figures for the same period last year?

Answer

Answer for Islamophobic crime (2)

Answer for Islamophobic crime (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Please find below the number of Islamophobic offences in Camden for April 15- September 15, and also for the same 6 months in 2014.

April 14-Sept 14

April 15- Sept 15

Camden

23

15

It is never acceptable for people in London to face an attack on the basis of their faith. Tackling hate Crime is a key priority and last year I launched my Hate Crime Reduction Strategy. I am always extremely concerned about incidents of hate crime and I am watching this issue closely. It is also important that people feel confident to report all incidents of hate crime when they occur.

I welcome the Prime Minister's recent announcement that all Islamophobic hate crimes will now be recorded in a separate category across all force areas.