Hate Crime (5)

MQT on 2017-11-16
Session date: 
November 16, 2017
Question By: 
David Kurten
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


For the period between 8th May 2016 and 31st October 2017, what percentage of hate crimes recorded were referred to the Crown Prosecution Service, and what is this as a percentage of the total number of hate crimes recorded in that period?


Answer for Hate Crime (5)

Answer for Hate Crime (5)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

25,669 hate crimes were recorded by the MPS during this time. Of these, 2,910 were then referred to the CPS for a charging decision.

It is important to note however, that not all allegations of crime must be referred to the CPS. For example, a further 1,534 of these crimes were either charged by police without CPS referral or are on the MPS system while still under investigation.

Although matters relating to the CRIS/crime were referred to CPS and /or charged, the exact offences involved cannot be specified.