Hate crime reports (FOI)
Hate crime reports (FOI)Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 28 January 2020.
Prepared internally, no external costs.
My questions relate to hate crime in Jersey, and how it relates to the States of Jersey Police's recent campaign against it.
How many reports of hate crime have been communicated to the States of Jersey Police since its Stop Hate Crime campaign last Summer? If possible, please break these down into reports of recent and historic incidents.
How do the above figures compare to reports before the campaign?
What is the breakdown of the nature of these reports (racial, religious, disability and so on)?
How much money was spent on this particular hate crime campaign?
What plans are in place to continue to tackle hate crime in Jersey?
See table attached to response C.
The campaign ran for three weeks in June 2019 and again for a week in October 2019. Comparison figures can be seen in the table attached to response C.
See table attached below:
Hate crime reports 2018 and 2019
Total spend for the hate crime campaign was £9,602. This covers both the main campaign in June (three weeks) and the second phase in October (one week).
The States of Jersey Police will continue to act against and fully investigate all reported crime. Hate Crime is currently believed to be under reported. Such initiatives aim to enhance the public’s awareness of hate crime and reinforce the police commitment to tackle crimes against the vulnerable in society. A further educational campaign is planned to run during 2020 in an attempt to further increase the level of reporting. A new Crime (Prejudice and Public Disorder)(Jersey) Law is currently being consulted on.