Protecting Londoners from ‘thought crime’ policing (3)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2020-03-19
Session date: 
March 19, 2020
Reference: 
2020/1052
Question By: 
David Kurten
Organisation: 
Brexit Alliance Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

How many people accused of non-crime hate incidents have their details kept on record by the Metropolitan Police?

Answers

Protecting Londoners from ‘thought crime’ policing (3)

Protecting Londoners from ‘thought crime’ policing (3)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The table below outlines the number of incidents. Without a manual search of each crime report we are unable to confirm how many reports have the personal details of the person suspected of being involved in the incident.  

Experience tells us that sometimes incidents of hate can quickly escalate. Without that initial report, police can't build up a picture of offending over a period of time. The Met’s decision to record incidents partially comes from the Stephen Lawrence Inquiry Report and is supported by College of Policing guidance which was upheld in the recent Humberside Court Case. 

The police are required to record hate incidents they are called to that might not amount to a crime.  An officer will record the incident on their local force database (CRIS) – not the Police National Computer –and then decide on the appropriate course of action.

The numbers of none - Crime Hate Incidents Recorded between January 2015 - November 2019 is as follows: 

Hate Incidents 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Grand Total

Hate Offence - Homophobic Incident

104 98 124 107 113 184 730
Hate Offence - Racial Incident 903 963 1348 1194 1206 1985 7599
Hate Offence - Disability Hate Related Incident 12 24 36 32 30 55 189
Hate Offence - Faith / Religion / Belief Incident  19 12 10 19 21 24 105
Hate Offence - Vulnerable Adult Abuse Incident 164 105 90 95 100 296 850
Grand Total  1202 1202 1608 1447 1470 2544 9473

 

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