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
In July 2016, the Department for Communities and Local Government, the Home Office and the Ministry of Justice published an action plan on hate crime entitled Action Against Hate: The UK Government's plan for Tackling Hate Crime.
In October, the Crown Prosecution Service published revised guidelines on prosecuting cases involving communications sent via social media, which now includes a section on hate crime to equip prosecutors to address these cases.
In August 2017, as part of its #HateCrimeMatters campaign, the Crown Prosecution Service published Public Policy Statements and Legal Guidance on the monitored strands of hate crime.
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).