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Crime Statistics

Home Department written question – answered on 29th April 2004.

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Photo of Mike Wood Mike Wood Labour, Batley and Spen

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many racially aggravated incidents were recorded in (a) 2002–03 and (b) 2003–04 by each of the (i) police divisions in West Yorkshire and (ii) police forces in England and Wales.

Photo of Hazel Blears Hazel Blears Minister of State (Home Office) (Policing, Security and Community Safety)

The available information relates to racially or religiously aggravated offences by police force area. The latest figures relate to 2002–03 and are given in the table. This information is not published at police force division level.

Information for 2003–04 is not yet available.

Racially or religiously aggravated offences recorded by the police in 2002–031
Police force area Number
Avon and Somerset 900
Bedfordshire 169
Cambridgeshire 410
Cheshire 376
Cleveland 145
Cumbria 69
Derbyshire 560
Devon and Cornwall 496
Dorset 177
Durham 371
Essex 558
Gloucestershire 210
Greater Manchester 2,353
Hampshire 317
Hertfordshire 343
Humberside 302
Kent 547
Lancashire 860
Leicestershire 809
Lincolnshire 136
London, City of 71
Merseyside 734
Metropolitan Police 9,853
Norfolk 203
Northamptonshire 303
Northumbria 934
North Yorkshire 3,457
Nottinghamshire 635
South Yorkshire 242
Staffordshire 466
Suffolk 246
Surrey 407
Sussex 443
Thames Valley 948
Warwickshire 159
West Mercia 527
West Midlands 2,422
West Yorkshire 707
Wiltshire 232
Dyfed-Powys 96
Gwent 193
North Wales 288
South Wales 737
Total 34,411

(82) Offences of racially or religiously aggravated other wounding, harassment, common assault and criminal damage

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Callum Wood.
Posted on 16 Jun 2004 7:59 pm (Report this annotation)

These results are interesting; the numbers seem higher than those prior to 1997