HC Deb 05 December 1995 vol 268 cc206-7W
Ms Janet Anderson

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what was the total number of racially motivated crimes reported during 1994; and how many led to(a) prosecution and (b) conviction. [3650]

Mr. Maclean

Figures for the total number of racially motivated incidents recorded by the police are now collected on a financial year basis. The most recent figures available are those for 1993–94 which were given on 24 June 1994,Official Report, column 330. The definition of a racial incident includes any incident reported to the police which contains any allegation of racial motivation, whether a crime or not. Information about prosecutions and convictions is not collated nationally.

The figures for 1994–95 should be available shortly.