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Crime

Volume 473: debated on Thursday 13 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many incidents of hate crimes were recorded in Northern Ireland in (a) 2006 and (b) 2007. (192353)

The following table records the number of ‘Hate Incidents’ recorded in Northern Ireland by the PSNT in 2006 and 2007.

1 January to 31 December each year

Motivation

2006

20071

Racist

1,069

852

Homophobic

177

136

Faith/Religion

123

152

Sectarian

1,754

1,097

Disability

52

49

Transphobic

28

9

1 The hate motivation figures for 2007 are provisional and should be treated with caution. The PSNI is aware of some under-recording in these incident types during 2007-08 as a result of a change in processes/systems that was introduced on 1 April 2007. Procedures have been put in place to improve the accuracy of these figures by the end of the financial year.

Source:

Central Statistics Unit, PSNI