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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-22165: John Finnie (Highlands and Islands)

Scottish Green Party

Date lodged: 14 March 2019

To ask the Scottish Government, regarding its publication, Developing Information on Hate Crime Recorded by the Police in Scotland, whether it is possible to determine how many of the crimes or offences counted as hate crimes with multiple aggravators had a race aggravation.

Answered by: Humza Yousaf 28 March 2019

The information requested has been provided in the following table.

Table: Hate crimes recorded by the police with a race aggravator, 2014-15 to 2017-18

Aggravator

2014-15

2015-16

2016-17

2017-18

     

Total (Race)

5,178

4,926

4,687

4,765

     

Race (only)

4,967

4,666

4,435

4,491

Multiple Aggravators -
‎ of which one is Race

211

260

252

274

Race & Religion

134

153

154

160

Other (including. Race)

77

107

98

114

Source: Additional analysis of the extract of data from the Interim Vulnerable Persons Database (IVPD) used to produce the report ‘Developing Information on Hate Crime Recorded by the Police in Scotland’ ( https://www.gov.scot/publications/developing-information-hate-crime-recorded-police-scotland/ )