Mayor's Office for Policing and Crime Launches Hate Crime Dashboard

20 Oct 2015 by CST

The Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC) launched a Hate Crime dashboard last week coinciding with National Hate Crime Awareness Week. It was launched as part of MOPAC's Hate Crime Reduction Strategy which CST was consulted on.  The figures cited are from the Metropolitan Police Service, who CST has a data sharing agreement with which mutually ensures greater accuracy in antisemitic incident figures.

From June 2014 to June 2015, there was a reported increase in hate crime offences to 14,631, compared to 11,294 for the same period the previous year, an increase of almost 30%. The highest number of hate crimes committed were racially and religiously motivated, with a substantial number of sexual orientation, disability and transgender hate crimes reported.

The dashboard displays the number of hate crime offences by borough, and reveals the highest number of antisemitic offences were committed in Barnet and Hackney, with Tower Hamlets, Westminster, Camden, and Haringey showing a significant quantity of incidents reported.

The dashboard discloses the ethnicity and gender of victims, and shows how many alleged perpetrators were subsequently cautioned or charged with an offence. The court data figures cited show a 4% rise in the number of prosecutions for hate crimes, and the majority of prosecutions for racially and religiously aggravated offences are for “causing Public Fear, Alarm and Distress”.

You can view the full MOPAC Hate Crime Dashboard here.