Hate Crime (8)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-11-16
Session date: 
November 16, 2017
Reference: 
2017/4412
Question By: 
David Kurten
Organisation: 
UKIP
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

On 20 August 2017, Director of Public Prosecutions Alison Saunders announced a radical expansion of the Crown Prosecution Service's 'hate crime' definitions, in my view, thus further circumscribing the right of the British People to free speech. (https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/aug/21/cps-to-crack-down-on-social-media-hate-says-alison-saunders). How many hate crimes in the 'unfriendliness' category were recorded by the Metropolitan Police for the month of October 2017?

Answer

Answer for Hate Crime (8)

Answer for Hate Crime (8)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

As indicated in my response to question 4137, there has been no change to the definition of what constitutes a hate crime and there is no such categorisation of 'unfriendliness" and therefore no data can be provided. The police record allegations of criminal behaviour, which is their job, and I find this line of questioning absurd.