Crimes of Violence: Disabled

Home Department written question – answered on 29th April 2008.

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Photo of John Barrett John Barrett Shadow Minister, International Development, Shadow Minister, Work & Pensions

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many disability hate crimes were recorded in (a) 2006 and (b) 2007.

Photo of Vernon Coaker Vernon Coaker Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Home Office) (Crime Reduction)

holding answer 23 April 2008

The Home Office is responsible for the police recorded statistics. Statistics are collected on the number of racially or religiously aggravated offences but no information is available on those offences which are specifically 'disability hate' crimes.

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dean stockton
Posted on 1 May 2008 12:31 am (Report this annotation)

isn't this a form of disability discrimination? although minor if it was the disability crimes recrded and the racial & religious ones not then others would be screaming discrimination