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Report Data - United Kingdom - 2017

Official Data

Year Hate crimes recorded by police Prosecuted Sentenced About these data
2019 106672 14058 9340
2018 111076 18055 10817
2017 95552 14535 11987
2016 80,763 20,321 Not available
2015 62518 21300 13103

Hate crimes recorded by police

National developments

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 Recommendations 

ODIHR observes that the United Kingdom has met most OSCE commitments on hate crime data collection and reporting.

National Developments 
Bias Motivation 
Description Type 
Reports
Organization Report 

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.

Description Type 
Reports
Organization Report 

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.

Description Type 
Reports
Organization Report 

This number refers to hate crimes against Buddhists, Hindus, Sikhs, members of other religions, on the basis of unknown or no religion (atheists).