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Hate Crime

Home Office written question – answered on 4th November 2019.

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Photo of Chris Ruane Chris Ruane Shadow Minister (Wales)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 28 October 2019 to Question 4283 on Hate Crime, what assessment her Department has made of the effect of the (a) language and tone of public statements made by and (b) the actions of public figures on trends in the level of recorded hate crime.

Photo of Victoria Atkins Victoria Atkins The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department, Minister for Women

The Home Office and key partners continue to build understanding of the drivers of hate crime through research and evaluation of hate crime programmes, and consultation with subject matter experts including the Independent Advisory Group and local practitioners. Alongside the Hate Crime Action Plan refresh in October 2018 the Government published a thematic review of the current evidence base – this can be found at

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