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Hate crimes are on the increase, says government report

by Bill Bowder

CONVICTION rates for racial or religiously motivated crimes have increased, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) reported last week.

In the four years up to March 2009, more than 45,200 defendants were prosecuted for racially or reli­giously aggravated crimes.

Conviction rates over that period rose from 74 per cent in 2005-06 to 82 per cent in 2007-08. The Director of Public Prosecu­tions, Keir Starmer QC, said that cases were now being better prepared, and ...

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