This briefing paper looks at Hate Crime in England & Wales using figures provided by the Crime Survey of England and Wales (CSEW) and the Police Recorded Crime Series. The paper also presents data on hate crime rates per 100,000 population in each police force area and for each hate crime strand. It also looks at similar figures in Scotland and Northern Ireland. The tables that accompany the briefing paper are currently being updated.
The Library will produce a briefing or material for the second reading debate and this page will be updated when it is made available.
The second reading paper may be updated as the Bill goes through Parliament; alternatively additional papers will be added to this page to reflect the Bill’s progress.
- The December 2019 Queen’s Speech
- Queen’s Speech Government briefing Note [providing background on the Bill]
- Serious violence: new legal duty to support multi-agency action [Home Office consultation]
- Serious Violence Strategy [Home Office, April 2018]
- How is the Government implementing a ‘public health approach’ to serious violence? [Commons Library Insight]
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Economic crime costs the UK billions of pounds per year. This briefing discusses the UK Government's efforts to tackle it, including its 2019-2022 Economic Crime Plan.
Dame Margaret Hodge and Kevin Hollinrake have secured a Backbench Business Committee debate on economic crime, scheduled for Thursday 2 December in the Main Chamber.