Hate crimes in England and Wales, by offence type 2015/16-2018/19

This chart shows the number of hate crimes in England and Wales from April 2015 to March 2019, sorted by offence type. In 2018/19, the majority of hate crimes were recorded to be public order offences, 58 thousand cases, and hate crimes of violent nature featured as the second most common case. However, only 5.4 thousand of those of violent nature resulted in the victim becoming injured.

Number of hate crimes in England and Wales from April 2015 to March 2019, by offence type

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Release date

October 2019


United Kingdom

Survey time period

April 1st, 2015 to March 31st, 2019

Supplementary notes

*Hate crimes are taken to mean any crime where the perpetrator's hostility or prejudice against an identifiable group of people is a factor in determining who is victimized. The other notifiable offences included crimes such as theft, burglary and sexual offences for example.

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