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Report Data - United Kingdom - 2011

Official Data

Year Hate crimes recorded by police Prosecuted Sentenced About these data
2018 111076 18055 10817
2017 95552 14535 11987
2016 80,763 20,321 Not available
2015 62518 21300 13103
2014 52853 4872 549

Hate crimes recorded by police

National developments

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.

NGO reports 
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The Community Security Trust reported 92 physical assaults, including two involving serious injury which were also reported by the Kantor Center. The Community Security Trust reported a further 63 incidents of damage and desecration of Jewish property, including against 14 synagogues, 26 homes and four cemeteries, and 29 threats. The incidents mainly took place in London and Greater Manchester.

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The Community Security Trust published A Guide to Fighting Hate Crime that sets out how to monitor and report incidents of hate crime and work with the police to improve responses. It is aimed at minority groups and potential victims of hate crime.

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Engage reported 13 physical assaults, two of which involved serious bodily injury; two threats; three cases of arson, one of which was against a mosque; one bomb threat against a mosque; and 12 cases of criminal damage, three of which were against a mosque and one against a cemetery. Engage also reported ten cases of graffiti, seven of which were on a mosque; two cases where a pig’s head was left outside a mosque; one theft; one threat; and one case of harassment.

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Faith Matters set up the Measuring Anti-Muslim Attacks (MAMA) project, which enables people from across England to report any form of anti-Muslim abuse via telephone, e-mail, SMS, Facebook or Twitter. The purpose of the project is to collect information about anti-Muslim incidents and enable local police forces and social support services to target their resources.

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The Gender Identity Research and Education Society (GIRES) reported one physical assault against a transgender person on a bus. Transgender Europe (TGEU) reported one murder of a transgender person; four physical assaults against transgender people, including one at a bus stop; one sexual assault; one physical assault that was prosecuted as a hate crime; and a series of physical assaults against a transgender child.

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UNHCR reported one incident of racist threats and one physical assault against a shopkeeper of South Asian origin in Surrey.

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The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Observatory reported three cases of graffiti, including one against a mosque and one against graves, and one case of theft.

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National Developments 
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Official figures in England, Wales and Northern Ireland record 35,875 racist crimes.

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Official  figures in England, Wales and Northern Ireland record 440 Anti-Semitic hate crimes.

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These are included in the racist and anti-religious hate crime figures, not additional to those.

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Official figures in England, Wales and Northern Ireland record 1,773 anti-religious hate crimes.

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Official figures in England, Wales and Northern Ireland record 4,477 motivated by bias against sexual orientation and 299 hate crimes against transgender persons.

 

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Official figures in England, Wales and Northern Ireland record 1,937 crimes motivated by bias against people with disabilities.