In the Media

Hate crimes 'not being tackled'

PUBLISHED April 11, 2005

The police's clearance rate for racial and homophobic crimes is "disturbingly low", a committee of MPs has warned.

The Northern Ireland Affairs committee said the authorities' strategy to tackle rising hate crimes was sluggish, disjointed and lacking in vision.
The PSNI had no formal definition of sectarian hate crime until recently, an "alarming" fact given troubled recent history, the committee claimed.