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Harassment

Volume 590: debated on Thursday 18 June 1998

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asked Her Majesty's Government:How many prosecutions have been brought under Section 154 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994, which deals with intentional harassment; what was the outcome; how many of these involved cases of racial harassment; and what was the outcome of those cases. [HL2195]

Information on the number of prosecutions by result for the offence of "Causing intentional harassment, alarm or distress" under Section 154 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 is given in the table.The data held centrally on the Home Office Court Proceedings database do not identify whether any of the cases involved racial harassment.

Number of prosecutions under Section 1541 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 by result, England and Wales, 1995–1996
19951996
Total Prosecutions100516
Total Convictions40295
Total sentenced40295
Type of sentence given
Discharge1064
Fine23152
Average fine£118£146
Community sentence544
Immediate custody128
Average custodial sentence (months)2.02.7
Other17
1 Came into force on 3 February 1995.