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Racially Motivated Crime

Mr. Gregory Campbell: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what change there was in the incidence of racially motivated crime in each Police Command Unit in Northern Ireland between 2003 and 2005. [76320]

Paul Goggins: During 2004-05, the Police Service of Northern Ireland established a baseline measure of crimes with a racial motivation and these figures together with those for 2005-06 are contained in the table.


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Racial Motivation: Incidents and Recorded Crimes by District Command Unit,, 2004-05 and 2005-06
Total number of incidents Total offences recorded
2004-05 2005-06 Change Percentage change 2004-05 2005-06 Change Percentage change

Antrim

23

37

+14

+60.9

21

23

+2

+9.5

Ards

25

28

+3

+12.0

22

23

+1

+4.5

East Belfast

54

74

+20

+37.0

32

48

+16

+50.0

North Belfast

76

62

-14

-18.4

49

31

-18

-36.7

South Belfast

159

106

-53

-33.3

108

73

-35

-32.4

West Belfast

13

13

0

0.0

15

8

-7

-46.7

Carrickfergus

21

6

-15

-71.4

14

3

-11

-78.6

Castlereagh

12

21

+9

+75.0

4

16

+12

+300.0

Larne

0

2

+2

0

2

+2

Lisburn

28

43

+15

+53.6

19

44

+25

+131.6

Newtownabbey

15

52

+37

+246.7

15

49

+34

+226.7

North Down

19

20

+1

+5.3

14

11

-3

-21.4

Urban Region

445

464

+19

+4.3

313

331

+18

+5.8

Armagh

14

20

+6

+42.9

13

19

+6

+46.2

Ballymena

52

53

+1

+1.9

39

51

+12

+30.8

Ballymoney

8

7

-1

-12.5

8

7

-1

-12.5

Banbridge

1

4

+3

+300.0

0

2

+2

Coleraine

22

37

+15

+68.2

21

31

+10

+47.6

Cookstown

16

21

+5

+31.3

24

15

-9

-37.5

Craigavon

79

78

-1

-1.3

74

69

-5

-6.8

Down

8

13

+5

+62.5

4

6

+2

+50.0

Dungannon and South Tyrone

69

102

+33

+47.8

55

91

+36

+65.5

Fermanagh

18

29

+11

+61.1

11

28

+17

+154.5

Foyle

40

27

-13

-32.5

29

22

-7

-24.1

Limavady

7

7

0

0.0

6

5

-1

-16.7

Magherafelt

9

17

+8

+88.9

10

20

+10

+100.0

Moyle

1

7

+6

+600.0

1

6

+5

+500.0

Newry and Mourne

15

35

+20

+133.3

17

33

+16

+94.1

Omagh

6

13

+7

+116.7

5

8

+3

+60.0

Strabane

3

2

-1

-33.3

4

2

-2

-50.0

Rural Region

368

472

+104

+28.3

321

415

+94

+29.3

Total

813

936

+123

+15.1

634

746

+112

+17.7

Note:
Figures available prior to April 2004 are not directly comparable with incident figures collated from April 2004 and could not be used to measure/gauge changes in the incidence of such crimes.

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