Elections: Hate Crime:Written question - 7712

Asked by Cat Smith
(Lancaster and Fleetwood)
Asked on: 04 September 2017
Home Office
Elections: Hate Crime
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps are being taken to ensure statistics are collected on hate crime and abuse during elections.
Answered by: Sarah Newton
Answered on: 09 October 2017

The Home Office collects and publishes information on the number of hate crime offences recorded by the police in England and Wales. These figures will cover periods when elections are being held.

Information on hate crime offences can be found in the hate crime statistical bulletin, which is available here: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/hate-crime-england-and-wales-2015-to-2016

A yearly breakdown of hate crime by police force and hate crime strand is also available in the Hate crime open data tables, which can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/police-recorded-crime-open-data-tables.

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