Hate Crime (1)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2018-05-17
Session date: 
May 17, 2018
Reference: 
2018/1157
Question By: 
Unmesh Desai
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Please can you provide the sanction detection rate for the different categories of hate crime in the financial year 2017/18 (i.e. broken down by disability hate crime, racist & religious hate crimes and etc.)?

Answer

Answer for Hate Crime (1)

Answer for Hate Crime (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

In my Police and Crime Plan I pledged to take a zero-tolerance approach to Hate Crime in all its forms. The team in my Office for Police and Crime continue to work with the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS), voluntary sector and statutory agencies to encourage people to report Hate Crimes and ensure they have access to specialist support services.

The table below provides the data on the number of incidents, offences and sanction detection rates across all forms of Hate Crime. The MPS figures mirror the national trend of an increase across all sanction detection rates for Hate Crime. The data also evidences a marked increase in the number of incidents and notifiable offences across all categories. The smallest discrepancies of figures are between Anti-Semitic, Disability and Transgender Hate Crimes.

Hate Crime Groups

Incidents

Notifiable Offences

Sanction Detections

%

All Hate Crimes Excluding Domestic Abuse

17815

19226

3601

18.7%

Racist and Religious Hate Crime

15604

16942

3320

19.6%

Racist Hate Crime

14384

15676

3168

20.2%

Faith Hate Crime

2391

2500

355

14.2%

Homophobic Hate Crime

1941

2091

343

16.4%

Islamophobic

1571

1667

251

15.1%

Anti-Semitic

512

518

67

12.9%

Disability Hate Crime

442

443

31

7.0%

Transgender Hate

174

174

11

6.3%

Note 1:  A Hate Crime can have more than one hate flag attached to it. E.G. an assault could have both a homophobic and disability element. This crime would be included in the homophobic offence count as well as in the disability offence count. Therefore, adding up all the hate crime categories may result in multiple counting of a single offence.

Note 2: Hate Crime Flags can be added or removed daily to live reports on the Crime Recording System during the course of the investigation. Therefore, the officially published Financial Year end (frozen) data that the MPS submits to the Home Office will provide the most accurate information.