In the Media

Race crime accused increase 13%

PUBLISHED January 18, 2005

The number of defendants referred to the Crown Prosecution Service for racially motivated crimes rose by 13% last year.

Between April 2003 and April 2004, the CPS dealt with 4,728 defendants, prosecuting 3,616, or 76% - an increase of 2% on the previous year.
The annual racist incidents report included a full year's religiously aggravated crimes for the first time.