Hate Crime

(asked on 22nd November 2021) - View Source

Question to the Home Office:

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what progress she has made on her plans to direct police forces to record violent crimes motivated by hostility to a person’s sex.

Answered by
Kit Malthouse Portrait
Kit Malthouse
Minister of State (Ministry of Justice) (jointly with Home Office)
This question was answered on 25th November 2021

We have asked police forces, on an experimental basis, to record and identify any crimes of violence against the person, including stalking and harassment, and sexual offences where the victim perceives it to have been motivated by a hostility based on their sex .

Each new data requirement incurs an administrative burden on the police and needs close engagement with forces to ensure data recording is accurate and consistent.

We are in consultation with the National Police Chiefs’ Council and forces on how to take this forward.

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