Do the police investigate hate crime properly?
Serious concerns have been raised this week by an HMIC inspection report. This found incorrectly flagged hate incidents and crimes and insufficient victim support and data collecting. Hate crime is defined as sex, gender, religion, transgender and disability-related incidents. The report has statistics on recorded levels of hate crime, police reponses and examples of good practice.
The CPS site provides the official legal definition of hate crime in England and Wales. It also links to reports on the legal system and hate crime.