Hate Crime (13)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-07-13
Session date: 
July 13, 2017
Reference: 
2017/2728
Question By: 
David Kurten
Organisation: 
UKIP
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Are terrorist attacks classified as "hate crimes"?

Answer

Answer for Hate Crime (13)

Answer for Hate Crime (13)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

If the offences that occurred as part of the attack meet the Home Office definition of hate crime, for example they were believed to be racially or religiously motivated and flagged as such, then they would be classified and counted as hate crimes.

However, due to the sensitive nature of terrorism related investigations, if the records are "Classified" with restricted access, they may avoid being included in overall figures.