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Volume 496: debated on Monday 20 July 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many offences of (a) less serious wounding, (b) harassment, (c) assault without injury, (d) criminal damage to a dwelling, (e) criminal damage to a building other than a dwelling, (f) criminal damage to a vehicle and (g) other criminal damage which were deemed to be racially or religiously aggravated have been recorded in each police force area in each year since 1997. (286038)

The available information is given in the tables placed in the House Library. Racially aggravated offences have been included in the recorded crime series from 1999-2000. Religiously aggravated offences were added in 2002-03.