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Hate Crime: Convictions

Question for Attorney General

UIN 117315, tabled on 4 December 2017

To ask the Attorney General, how many incidents of hate crime resulted in convictions in (a) 2016 and (b) 2017.

Answered on

19 December 2017

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) maintains a central record of the number of defendants flagged as committing hate crime offences that were prosecuted and convicted through its Case Management System.

The table below shows the volume and proportion of hate crime prosecutions and convictions during each of the last three years.

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2014 - 15

2015 - 16

2016 - 17

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Volume

%

Volume

%

Volume

%

Convictions

12,220

82.9%

12,846

83.2%

12,072

83.4%

Unsuccessful

2,518

17.1%

2,596

16.8%

2,408

16.6%

Total

14,738

15,442

14,480

Data Source: Case Management Information System

The CPS does not hold a record of the number of reported incidents of hate crimes. Such information is recorded by the 43 police forces. The data reported in the table above shows prosecutions completed by the CPS after receipt of the case papers from the police.

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