Religious Hate Crime (1734A/23)
a) The number of religious hate crimes recorded in October 2023, October 2022, October 2021, October 2020, October 2019 and October 2018.
b) The number of religious hate crimes in each October listed above, split by perceived religion of the victim (such as Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Jewish, Muslim, Sikh, other, no religion, unknown)
c) The total number of religious hate crimes recorded in the years 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and between Jan-Oct 2023, as well as those totals split by the perceived religion of the victim (such as Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Jewish, Muslim, Sikh, other, no religion, unknown).”
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