Hate Crime: Convictions

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 22nd November 2018.

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Photo of Matthew Offord Matthew Offord Conservative, Hendon

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the conviction rate is for hate crime in the most recent period for which figures are available.

Photo of Lucy Frazer Lucy Frazer The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

In 2017, the most recent year for which figures are available, 7,888 defendants were proceeded against where the principal offence was one of the specific racially or religiously aggravated offences. Of those proceeded against, 6,084 defendants (77%) were convicted.

The conviction rate for other hate crime offences, where there is evidence of hostility or motivation against a person because of their perceived membership of a racial or religious group, or because of a perceived disability, sexual orientation or transgender identity are not separately recorded and could only be collected at disproportionate cost.

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