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Stella Creasy (Shadow Minister (Home Affairs); Walthamstow, Labour)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many hate crimes related to gender were recorded between 2007 and 2012; and what proportion of the total number of hate crimes this constituted in each year.

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Lynne Featherstone (The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department; Hornsey and Wood Green, Liberal Democrat)

holding answer 18 June 2012

Police forces began the formal collection of monitored hate crime strands in April 2011 and data for 2011-12 will be published later this year. Gender-related hate crime is not one of the centrally monitored strands for which data are collected.

Findings from the 2009-10 and 2010-11 British Crime Survey on the extent of and perceptions of hate crime were published for the first time in March. I will place a copy in the Library of the House. Alternatively they are also available at:

http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/publications/science-research-statistics/research-statistics/crime-research/hosb0612/

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