The United Kingdom regularly reports hate crime data to ODIHR. The UK has a Hate Crime Action Plan for England and Wales. The UK Government collaborates closely with civil society, including through Information Sharing Agreements concluded with the Community Security Trust (CST) and Tell MAMA.
In Northern Ireland, the Department of Justice chairs a multi-agency Hate Crime Delivery Group (HCDG) to identify strategic, cross-governmental priorities and develop new approaches to dealing with hate crime. The HCDG monitors hate crime trends and delivers an action plan to strengthen inter-agency communication and co-ordination to address hate crime across Northern Ireland. The group meets quarterly and includes representatives of government departments, criminal justice agencies and victim groups.
The Scottish Minister for Equalities and Older People has convened a Hate Crime Strategic Partnership Group (SPG), which brings together criminal justice agencies and civil society organizations with hate crime expertise.
The UK's College of Policing has developed guidelines for police on responding to hate crime, and the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has issued relevant guidance for prosecutors and published public policy statements on particular hate crime strands. The CPS also holds regular meetings with community members and groups.
Police and prosecution data, which cover the reporting period from April to March of the following year, are regularly published by the relevant criminal justice agencies of England and Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland.
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Hate crime recorded by police
Incidents reported by civil society, international organizations and the Holy See
Anti-Muslim hate crime
The EU Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA) issued a report examining the discrimination and violence experienced by Muslim and non-Muslim youths in the United Kingdom. The report found that victims of violence and discrimination often suffered from feelings of social marginalization.