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Hate Crime: Sentencing

Question for Ministry of Justice

UIN 152186, tabled on 11 June 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the average length in months of custodial sentences for racially or religiously (a) aggravated offences and (b) non-aggravated offences in (i) 2013, (ii) 2014, (iii) 2015, (iv) 2016 and (v) 2017.

Answered on

19 June 2018

Sections 29 to 32 of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 create specific racially or religiously aggravated offences based on offences of wounding, assault, damage, harassment and threatening/abusive behaviour.

The average custodial sentence length in months for a) these specific racially or religiously aggravated offences, and b) their non-aggravated counterparts in (i) 2013, (ii) 2014, (iii) 2015, (iv) 2016 and (v) 2017, can be viewed in the table.