Incidents and Crimes with a Hate Motivation Recorded by the Police in Northern Ireland

The PSNI produces statistics on the number of incidents and crimes with a hate motivation recorded by the police in Northern Ireland. Statistics are published on a financial year basis, with a comparable data series for racist and homophobic motivation available since 2004/05, for sectarian, faith/religion and disability motivation since 2005/06 and for transphobic motivations since 2006/07. These statistics are collected in accordance with national definitions.

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Creation Date October 12, 2017, 13:31 (UTC)
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The statistics contained in these datasets reflect the number of incidents and crimes with a hate motivation reported to and recorded by the police. A crime will be recorded with a hate motivation where it meets the relevant definition outlined at the following link Crimes with a hate motivation are classified according to the Home Office Counting Rules and form a subset of the overall police recorded crime statistics. Not all hate-motivated incidents will result in the recording of a crime. For further information on the collation of statistics on hate motivations, data quality and what constitutes an incident and a crime please refer to Section 6 in the User Guide to Police Recorded Crime Statistics in Northern Ireland,

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Further statistics on hate motivated incidents and crimes recorded by the police are available from

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