Hate Crimes

Meeting: 
MQT on 2018-07-19
Session date: 
July 19, 2018
Reference: 
2018/2048
Question By: 
Peter Whittle
Organisation: 
UKIP
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Why does the MPS report Islamophobic and anti-Semitic crimes specifically but not Christianophobic crimes?

 

Answer

Answer for Hate Crimes

Answer for Hate Crimes

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The Metropolitan Police Service adheres to the crime recording guidelines set by the Home Office and this is reflected in the way hate crime levels are reported.  Offences against anyone on the basis of their faith will be recorded whether they be Christian, Jewish, Muslim or any other faith.

Islamophobic and anti-Semitic hate crimes, which constitute 87% of all faith hate crimes, differ from other hate crimes in that levels can be influenced by national or international events.