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There will be a Westminster Hall debate on Misogyny as a hate crime on Wednesday 7 March 2018 at 9.30am. Melanie Onn MP will be leading this debate.
The police and the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) have adopted the following central definition of hate crime, as set out in the CPS Hate Crime Annual Report 2016-17:
“any criminal offence which is perceived by the victim or any other person, to be motivated by a 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 a hostility or prejudice against a person who is transgender or perceived to be transgender.”
The five personal characteristics set out in the definition – race, religion, sexual orientation, disability and transgender status – are the only centrally monitored strands of hate crime.