In the Media

Hate crimes concern Muslim group

PUBLISHED January 19, 2005

Members of the UK Muslim community are concerned at figures which show that half the prosecutions for religious hate crime involved Muslim victims.

Muslims were the victims in 22 of 44 prosecutions in the year to April 2004, the Crown Prosecution Service said.
The Muslim Council of Britain said "alarm bells were ringing" about attacks, but anecdotal evidence showed there were higher numbers of victims.