Hate Crime (1)

MQT on 2017-09-14
Session date: 
September 14, 2017
Question By: 
David Kurten
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


How many Islamophobic hate crimes were reported in London on the day of the alleged hate crime spike of 6th June 2017 and how are they categorised? (Twitter, Facebook, Verbal, Physical, etc.). How many of these reported crimes actually took place on the day they were reported (6th June 2017)


Answer for Hate Crime (1)

Answer for Hate Crime (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

There were 21 offences recorded on 6th June 2017 that were flagged as Islamophobic hate crime. This is the correct method of counting crime, in that this is the date the record was loaded onto the Crime Recording system. Five offences occurred on this day but many were related to offences that occurred earlier. This is often due to an incident reported to an officer at night being recorded the next day if the officer is on shift beyond midnight.

Of those reported on 6th June, the largest proportion (14 of 21) related to offences under the Public Order Act, namely racially or religiously aggravated Public Fear, Alarm or Distress.