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CRIME DATA: Racist hate crimes remain the largest type in Northwood and Ruislip

 Published on: 1st July 2022   |   By: News Bulletin   |   Category: Uncategorized

Hate crimes with a racial motivation remain the most prevalent in the Northwood and Ruislip areas, according to data provided by the Metropolitan Police.

Of the 441 hate crimes recorded across the Eastcote and East Ruislip, Northwood, Northwood Hills, South Ruislip and West Ruislip areas between 2017 and 2022, 380 of them were racism-based incidents, over 86 per cent of those recorded.

South Ruislip was the area with the highest rates overall, with 118 incidents across the past five years. 108 of them were racism-based, four were religiously motivated and six were homophobic.

Eastcote and East Ruislip was the area with lowest overall rates however, with only 61 incidents occurring between 2017 and 2022. 50 of these were racially motivated, five were homophobic, four were religiously motivated, one was disability based and one was transphobic.

2020 was the year with the highest number of recorded incidents, with 107 taking place, whilst 2019 was the year with the lowest, with a total of 64 noted down.

A spokesperson for the Met Police said: “We take reports of hate crime seriously and record all instances whether they passes the threshold to be classified as a crime or not.

“We continue to support victims of hate crime working alongside CATCH (Community Alliance to Combat Hate) who are a consortium of specialist hate crime support agencies.

“We wants victims to feel confident to report any instances of hate crime and discrimination in any form, via a multitude of avenues available, including 3rd party reporting.

“Within the Met we are working hard to achieve justice for victims. There are Hate Crime Outcome and Performance Officers (HCOPs) on each of the 12 Borough Command Units.

“They provide a dedicated overview of victim care, acting as a conduit to ensure all hate crime victims receive appropriate care and support. We also work closely with the CPS hate crime leads to increase the number of cases sent for advice or charging decisions.

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