In The South

‘Hate crime’ perpetrators in Sussex receive tougher prison sentences

Besi Besemar August 24, 2017

Defendants in Sussex are being handed stiffer sentences because they have committed a hate crime motivated by prejudice. A total of 47 criminal sentences were ‘uplifted’ in Sussex between January and March this year. Crimes which are eligible for an ‘uplifted’ sentence are any that are motivated ‘wholly or partly’ by hostility based on perceived religion, race, sexual orientation or disability.

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General News

More convictions for Hate Crime in the South East

Gary Hart July 15, 2016

New figures show convictions for disability hate crime in the South East have seen a huge rise of more than 60% over the last year. The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has released its Hate Crime and Crimes Against Older People Annual Report.

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