Racial Violence

Home Office written question – answered on 16th June 2015.

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Photo of David Simpson David Simpson Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Business, Innovation and Skills), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department has taken to prevent racist attacks on people with young families.

Photo of Karen Bradley Karen Bradley The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

The Government takes all forms of hate crime very seriously and deplores all racially motivated attacks. Crime that is motivated by hostility or hatred towards the victim is particularly corrosive and can have devastating consequences for victims and their families.

In 2012, we published a hate crime action plan and a total of 23 actions were dedicated to preventing hate crime. This includes work to tackle racist material on the internet, development of targeted materials to promote community cohesion and reduce racist attacks, and supporting working groups on anti-Semitism and anti-Muslim hatred to tackle negative attitudes towards those groups within communities.

Our comprehensive new Counter-Extremism strategy, which will set out a range of measures to identify and defeat extremism in all of its forms, including racial hate crime, will be published in the summer.

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