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Hate Crime and Crimes Against Older People

"All crime is unacceptable but offences that are driven by hostility or hatred based on personal characteristics set a particular challenge to a civilised society. For the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) therefore, effectively addressing all forms of hate crime and crimes targeting older people remain a core commitment." - Alison Saunders CB, Director of Public Prosecutions.

The Association of Chief Police Officers and the CPS have agreed a common definition of hate crime:

"Any criminal offence which is perceived by the victim or any other person, to be motivated by hostility or prejudice based on a person's race or perceived race; religion or perceived religion; sexual orientation or perceived sexual orientation; disability or perceived disability and any crime motivated by hostility or prejudice against a person who is transgender or perceived to be transgender."

The Code for Crown Prosecutors governs how we make decisions about the prosecution of crime, including hate crime, and our Core Quality Standards provide a set of performance standards for all aspects of our work, including prosecutions. All CPS Areas have a Hate Crime Coordinator who undertakes performance management, community and stakeholder engagement and the implementation of legal policy and guidance within the Area. This section provides links to policy and guidance reports on hate crime and crimes against older people, prosecution performance information and related archive publications.

Policy and Guidance

Title

Hate Crime

Description

An introduction to hate crime, how the CPS defines it and prosecutes it.

Format

Available online on this website
Hate Crime

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Homophobia and transphobia

Description

Policy for prosecuting cases with a homophobic and transphobic element and further information.

Format

Available online in this section
Homophobia and transphobia

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Racist and religious crime

Description

Policy for prosecuting cases with a racist or religious element and further information.

Format

Available online in this section
Racist and religious crime

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Disability hate crime

Description

Policy for prosecuting cases of disability hate crime and further information.

Format

Available online in this section
Disability hate crime

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Crimes Against older People

Description

Policy for prosecuting cases of Crimes Against older People and further information.

Format

Available online in this section
Crimes Against older People

Performance Information

Title

Hate crime and crimes against older people report 2013-2014

Description

This is the seventh Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) hate crime annual report, and brings together information on CPS performance in prosecuting racist and religious hate crime, homophobic and transphobic crime, crimes against the older person and disability hate crime.

Format

Available to download in Adobe Acrobat PDF
Hate crime and crimes against older people report 2013-2014 - English PDF
Adroddiad Blynyddol Troseddau Casineb a Throseddau yn erbyn Pobl Hŷn 2013-2014, dogfen PDF
 
Underlying data relating to the Hate crime and crimes against older people report 2013-2014

Archive publications by year

2013

Title

Hate crime and crimes against older people report 2012-2013

Description

This is the sixth Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) hate crime annual report, and brings together information on CPS performance in prosecuting racist and religious hate crime, homophobic and transphobic crime, crimes against the older person and disability hate crime.

Format

Available to download in Adobe Acrobat PDF
Hate crime and crimes against older people report 2012-2013 - English PDF
Hate crime and crimes against older people report 2012-2013 - Welsh PDF
 
Underlying data relating to the Hate crime and crimes against older people report 2012-2013

2012

Title

Hate crime and crimes against older people report 2011-2012

Description

This is the fifth Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) hate crime annual report, and brings together information on CPS performance in prosecuting racist and religious hate crime, homophobic and transphobic crime, crimes against the older person and disability incidents.

Format

Available to download in Adobe Acrobat PDF
Hate crime and crimes against older people report 2011-2012 - English PDF
Hate crime and crimes against older people report 2011-2012 - Welsh PDF
 
Underlying data relating to the Hate crime and crimes against older people report 2011-2012

2011

Title

Hate crime and crimes against older people report 2010-2011

Description

This is the fourth Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) hate crime annual report, and brings together information on CPS performance in prosecuting racist and religious hate crime, homophobic and transphobic crime, crimes against the older person and disability incidents.

Format

Available to download in Adobe Acrobat PDF
Hate crime and crimes against older people report 2010-2011 - English PDF
Hate crime and crimes against older people report 2010-2011 - Welsh PDF
 
Underlying data relating to the Hate crime and crimes against older people report 2010-2011

2010

Title

Hate crime and crimes against older people report 2009-2010

Description

This is the third Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) hate crime annual report, and brings together information on CPS performance in prosecuting racist and religious hate crime, homophobic and transphobic crime, crimes against the older person and disability incidents.

Format

Available to download in Adobe Acrobat PDF
Hate crime and crimes against older people report 2009-2010 - English PDF
Hate crime and crimes against older people report 2009-2010 - Welsh PDF
 
Underlying data relating to the Hate crime and crimes against older people report 2009-2010

2009

Title

Hate Crime Report 2008-2009

Description

This is the second Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) Annual Hate Crime Report, and brings together information on CPS performance in prosecuting racist and religious hate crime, transphobic and homophobic crime and disability incidents.

Format

Available to download in Adobe Acrobat PDF
Hate Crime Report 2008-2009 - English PDF
Hate Crime Report 2008-2009 - Welsh PDF

2008

Title

Hate Crime Report 2007-2008

Description

This is the first Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) Annual Hate Crime Report, and brings together information on CPS performance in prosecuting racist and religious hate crime, transphobic and homophobic crime, disability incidents and domestic violence.

Format

Available to download in Adobe Acrobat PDF
Hate Crime Report 2007-2008 - English PDF
Hate Crime Report 2007-2008 - Welsh PDF