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Racial Violence: Lancashire

Volume 458: debated on Monday 12 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many reported racist offences in Lancashire there were in each of the last 10 years. (125746)

The available information is given in the tables.

Racially aggravated offences are available only from the police recorded crime series from 1 April 1999.

Table A: Number of racially aggravated offences recorded for Lancashire police force area, 1999-2000 to 2001-021

Offence

1999-2000

2000-01

2001-02

Racially aggravated less serious wounding

32

52

83

Racially aggravated harassment

71

169

477

Racially aggravated common assault

63

52

134

Racially aggravated criminal damage to a dwelling

19

34

112

Racially aggravated criminal damage to a building other than a dwelling

18

32

94

Racially aggravated criminal damage to a vehicle

26

41

127

Racially aggravated other criminal damage

3

28

30

Total racially aggravated offences

232

408

1,057

Table B: Number of racially and religiously aggravated offences recorded for Lancashire police force area, 2002-03 to 2004-051

Offence

2002-03

2003-04

2004-05

Racially or religiously aggravated less serious wounding

144

138

139

Racially or religiously aggravated harassment

405

714

802

Racially or religiously aggravated common assault

58

91

89

Racially or religiously aggravated criminal damage to a dwelling

73

38

38

Racially or religiously aggravated criminal damage to a building other than a dwelling

40

45

40

Racially or religiously aggravated criminal damage to a vehicle

123

42

54

Racially or religiously aggravated other criminal damage

17

17

21

Total racially or religiously aggravated offences

860

1,085

1,183

1 Numbers of recorded crime were affected by changes in reporting and recording following the introduction of the National Crime Recording Standard (NCRS) in April 2002. These data are therefore not directly comparable with earlier years.