Labour Research November 2012

Equality news

Hate crimes data

There were 43,748 hate crimes recorded by the police in the year to March 2012, according to new Home Office statistics.

The vast majority — 35,816 or 82% of reported hates crimes — were race related. Th were 4,252,sexual orientation hate crimes, accounting for 10% of the reported total.

Hate crimes relating to religion and disability numbered 1,621 and 1,744 respectively, and each crime accounted for 4% of reported hate crimes.

Finally, 315 transgender hate crimes were recorded — accounting for 1% of the total.