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Racial Hatred

Volume 478: debated on Monday 23 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many people were the victim of racially-motivated attacks in Northern Ireland in each of the last three years, broken down by (a) police command unit and (b) council district. (211348)

The Chief Constable has provided the following answer:

The following table details the number of people who have been the victim of racially-motivated attacks in each of the last three years. The figures are broken down by police command unit, which map onto district council areas, with the exception of Belfast. The four command units for Belfast when combined reflect the council area.

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

Antrim

37

66

50

Ards

28

31

18

Armagh

20

14

15

Ballymena

53

41

63

Ballymoney

7

6

1

Banbridge

4

10

4

Carrickfergus

6

18

18

Castlereagh

21

23

33

Coleraine

37

26

17

Cookstown

21

17

11

Craigavon

78

71

81

Down

13

17

8

Dungannon and South Tyrone

102

58

38

East Belfast

74

79

81

Fermanagh

29

33

31

Foyle

27

19

15

Larne

2

8

3

Limavady

7

9

8

Lisburn

43

58

37

Magherafelt

17

22

16

Moyle

7

2

4

Newry and Mourne

35

42

24

Newtownabbey

52

78

84

North Belfast

62

82

98

North Down

20

47

35

Omagh

13

23

12

South Belfast

106

126

149

Strabane

2

3

2

West Belfast

13

18

20

Northern Ireland

936

1,047

976