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Crime: Homophobia

Volume 465: debated on Wednesday 24 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many homophobic hate crimes were reported to police forces in England and Wales in (a) 2004, (b) 2005 and (c) 2006. (156758)

From the information collected on recorded crime, it is not possible to identify those offences which are homophobic hate crimes. Such crimes are not specifically defined by statute and details of the individual circumstances of offences do not feature in the recorded crime statistics.