The Police and Crime Committee is responsible for examining the work of the Mayor and his Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC), to make sure that he is delivering on his promises to Londoners. It also investigates other issues relating to policing and crime in the capital, and routinely publishes the findings and recommendations of its investigations.

The committee has examined the progress being made by City Hall in tackling hate crime and sought to find out what more Londoners want to see from the Mayor, the criminal justice system and others to address these harmful offences.

The report concludes that while some progress is being made, there are further steps that need to be taken to achieve the Mayor’s ultimate goal of a reduction in hate crime. This includes awareness raising, working with offenders and providing the necessary funding to support as many victims as possible. There also needs to be a better demonstration the difference that is being made through Mayoral interventions and by the police, courts and specialist support services.

We hope you find this report interesting, and welcome your comments on hate crime in London to help the committee hold the Mayor and MOPAC to account. You can get in touch with the committee via policeandcrimecommittee@london.gov.uk

Click here to download the report.