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|11 Dec 2017, 5:05 p.m.||Hate Crime: Disability and Homosexuality||Nick Thomas-Symonds|
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many incidents have been recorded for hate crime against (a) gay and (b) disabled people in each of the last five years for which data is available.
Answer (Victoria Atkins)
The Home Office collects information on the number of hate crimes recorded by the police, by monitored strand - including sexual orientation and disability. The latest statistics are published in the ‘Hate crime, England and Wales, 2016 to 2017’ statistical bulletin, available here: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/hate-crime-england-and-wales-2016-to-2017
This Government is committed to tackling hate crime. The UK has a strong legislative framework to tackle hate crime. We are working across Government with police, (including National Community Tensions Team), the Crown Prosecution Service and community partners to send out a clear message that hate crime will not be tolerated and we will vigorously pursue and prosecute those who commit these crimes.