HC Deb 23 July 1986 vol 102 c243W
Mr. Cohen

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will provide figures for the number of reported racial attacks in London, broken down by police division, for 1985 and 1986 to date.

Mr. Mellor

[pursuant to his reply, 22 July 1986]: The available figures relate to recorded racial incidents, not all of which are criminal offences, or in the nature of attacks. The following table shows figures for the first five months of this year analysed by borough. For the corresponding figures for 1985, I refer the hon. Member to the reply given to the hon. Member for Newham, North-West (Mr. Banks) on 6 March at column 235.

Racial incidents recorded in the Metropolitan police district by borough, 1 January to 31 May 1986
Borough Number*
Barking and Dagenham 19
Barnet, including that part of Hertsmere within the MPD 2
Bexley 13
Brent 16
Bromley 3
Camden 13
Croydon 23
Ealing 33
Enfield, including those parts of Welwyn, Hatfield and Broxbourne within the MPD 10
Greenwich 21
Hackney 4
Hammersmith/Fulham 1
Haringey 6
Harrow 21
Havering 2
Hillingdon (except parts in London airport) 18
Hounslow 34
Islington 26
Kensington and Chelsea 1
Kingston, including those parts of Elmbridge within the MPD 4
Lambeth 19
Lewisham 4
London Airport (parts of Spelthorne and Hillingdon) 1
Merton 21
Newham 38
Redbridge, including part of Epping Forest 37
Richmond, including those parts of Spelthorne within the MPD but not in London Airport 4
Southwark 14
Sutton, including those parts of Epsom and Ewell and Reigate and Banstead within the MPD 8
Tower Hamlets 88
Waltham Forest, including part of Epping Forest 6
Wandsworth 18
Total MPD 528
* Provisional.