Definition of Racist Incident

The Macpherson Report defined a racist incident as “any incident which is perceived to be racist by the victim or any other person”.

The aim in Britain was for the Macpherson definition of a racist incident to be adopted by the police, the local government and any other relevant agencies based on the experience of the Stephen Lawrence case. This recommendation is so police awareness is raised to all forms of possible motivation behind crimes or non crimes. This will help police during their investigations.

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