Hate crime convictions rise tenfold


Keir Starmer QC, Director of Public Prosecutions, said there was still "more to do" however.
He said: "This report shows how seriously we take all types of hate crimes.

"Being targeted because of your race, religion, sexuality or disability is a profoundly isolating experience and one we will prosecute wherever possible. People from all communities have a legitimate right to expect protection from the prejudice and discrimination that are at the root of hate crime.

"We are doing a lot of really good work - particularly at a local level with the Hate Crime Scrutiny Panels, but there is still more to do, such as improving our service to victims and witnesses to increase their confidence in the system and to ensure our communities feel properly protected."

Attorney General Baroness Scotland added: "In its second year, the CPS report of all such crimes sends a clear message: that there is no hierarchy of hate crime - they are all equally corrosive to society and to victims."

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