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Closed petition Increase penalties for racist and religious hate crimes

We are calling for amendments to be made to all legislation outlined in ‘Annex A - Legislation used to prosecute Racist and Religious Crime’ - so that perpetrators of these crimes are subject to increased penalties (monetary & imprisonment).

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It is important that the UK Government increase penalties for these offences so that individuals within the United Kingdom understand that racial and religious hatred will not be tolerated and that this notion is supported from the top down. These changes should provide a larger deterrent to the perpetrators of such crimes, subsequently aiding in the reduction of racist and religious hate crimes.

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