Hate crimes recorded in this category can include any group defined by race, colour, nationality or ethnic or national origin, including countries within the UK, and "Gypsy or Irish Travellers". It also includes persons targeted because they are an asylum seeker or refugee.
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Report Data - United Kingdom - 2017
A consultation was launched by the College of Policing to update the Hate Crime Operational Guidance on police hate crime recording.
In April 2020, the Hate Crime and Public Order (Scotland) Bill was introduced to the Scottish Parliament and aims to (i) update the existing laws, (ii) combine most of the relevant laws into one Bill and (iii) add to the list of groups currently protected by hate crime laws.
ODIHR observes that the United Kingdom has met most OSCE commitments on hate crime data collection and reporting.
Of this number, 11,638 hate crimes were motivated by bias on the grounds of sexual orientation and 1,651 were motivated by transphobic bias.
This number refers to hate crimes against Buddhists, Hindus, Sikhs, members of other religions, on the basis of unknown or no religion (atheists).