September 30, 2022 | Investigations and Operations
Could you please provide total numbers of "non-crime hate incidents" recorded in NI since that category was created until the present, breaking them down by (perceived) motivation?
For each (perceived) motivation total count, could you please provide numbers for how many of these perceived "non-crime hate incidents" were disclosed on an "enhanced criminal record certificate" which may be requested by employers from the Disclosure & Barring Service?
Following today's judgement in the England and Wales Court of Appeal in Miller v The College of Policing (that the recording of "non-crime hate incidents" is an unlawful breach of Article 10 ECHR rights and creates a "chilling effect" on public debate), could you please share any relevant PSNI communications about how the PSNI should now address the unlawful practice of recording non-crime hate incidents? Eg expunging "non-crime hate incidents" from records, updating police training, public statements about the change, etc.