Religious Hatred

Home Office written question – answered on 2nd November 2017.

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Photo of Afzal Khan Afzal Khan Shadow Minister (Home Office) (Immigration)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to her Department's advertisement for a Lead Commissioner for Counter Extremism, published on 17 September 2017, when disaggregated hate crime data by victim religion will be published.

Photo of Sarah Newton Sarah Newton The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

The Home Office collects and publishes information on the number of hate crime offences recorded by the police in England and Wales. For religious hate crimes, the Home Office began collecting information on the perceived religion of the victim on a mandatory basis in April 2017. These data are due to be published in the next hate crime statistical bulletin in October 2018.

The most recent hate crime statistical bulletin is available here: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/hate-crime-england-and-wales-2016-to-2017

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