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Race Relations

Volume 175: debated on Wednesday 27 June 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prosecutions (a) under the race relations provisions of the Public Order Act 1986 and (b) under the Malicious Communications Act there have been since their passing.

Information is given in the table. The 1989 data will not be available until the autumn.

Number of prosecutions under section 18 of the Public Order Act 1986 and the Malicious Communications Act 1988
England and Wales
Act19871988
Public Order Act 19861 Section 18622
Malicious Communications Act 19882n/a3
Persons indicted1 for homicide where one or more of the victims was aged under 16 years of age, by outcome of proceedings
Number of persons
Convicted of homicide
YearIndicted for homicideMurderSec. 2 manslaughterOther manslaughterInfanticide
England and Wales
1982681822196
19837216112810
198464813292
198579229268
198660187183
1987772011361
2198858126286
Essex police force area
198211
1983211
198411
1985211
198621

1 Came into force on 1 January 1987.

2 Came into force on 29 September 1988.

n/a = Not available.