Hate Crime (2)

MQT on 2017-07-13
Session date: 
July 13, 2017
Question By: 
David Kurten
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


How are daily hate crime figures compiled?


Answer for Hate Crime (2)

Answer for Hate Crime (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Figures are collated by the MPS in line with the Home Office Counting Rules.  Both hate crimes and hate incidents are recorded on CRIS, the MPS Crime Recording System.  A hate crime is any incident that constitutes a criminal offence, and a hate crime can be a crime in its own right, or an aggravator or aggravating feature of any other crime.

A flag is applied to the crime record by the investigating officer or their supervisor to show that it is a hate crime, as well as the particular motivation (e.g. homophobic).

Once the classification of the offence has been confirmed, a count of these offences is extracted on a daily, weekly, monthly or ad hoc basis from the MPS source systems based on the recorded date of the offence or incident.