To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to his Department's announcement of the new national online hate crime hub, published on 8 October 2017, how many FTE officers are employed at the hub; how many (a) crimes and (b) perpetrators of crimes the hub has identified;and how many referrals have been made to social media platforms as a result of the work of the hub since its inception.
8 May 2018
The new online hate crime hub went live in January. It is in the initial phase of operations, with 3 out of 4 specialist full-time staff now in post and undertaking training and developing key processes, which include the provision of monitoring data in due course. The dedicated staff are supported by management supervision from Greater Manchester Police and the National Police Chiefs’ Council.