Hate Crime

Part of Women and Equalities – in the House of Commons at 11:34 am on 26th October 2022.

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Photo of Mims Davies Mims Davies The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department 11:34 am, 26th October 2022

I greatly welcome the fact that people feel more willing to report hate crime. We have seen an increase of 26% in recorded incidents and believe that the biggest driver of it is the welcome improvement in police recording. Let me be clear: hate crime is a scourge on communities and will not be tolerated, which is why we are committed to reducing all crime, including hate incidents, and are on track to recruit 20,000 extra police officers.