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Hate Crime

Question for Home Office

UIN HL11282, tabled on 5 November 2018

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 29 October (HL10678), whether the police and the Crown Prosecution Service definition of a hate crime includes hate speech.

Answered on

19 November 2018

The Police and Crown Prosecution Service definition for flagging and identifying hate crime is:

“Any criminal offence which is perceived by the victim or any other person, to be motivated by hostility or prejudice, based on a person's disability or perceived disability; race or perceived race; or religion or perceived religion; or sexual orientation or perceived sexual orientation; or transgender identi-ty or perceived transgender identity."

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Home Office