Hate crimes, England and Wales 2014 to 2015

In October 2015, the Government published updated statistics on hate crimes and racist incidents in England and Wales.

Hate Crime, England and Wales, 2014/15 shows that in 2014/15, there were 52,528 hate crimes recorded by the police, an increase of 18 per cent compared with the 44,471 hate crimes recorded in 2013/14, of which:

  • 42,930 (82%) were race hate crimes;
  • 5,597 (11%) were sexual orientation hate crimes;
  • 3,254 (6%) were religion hate crimes;
  • 2,508 (5%) were disability hate crimes; and
  • 605 (1%) were transgender hate crimes.

The same month the Prime Minister announced that for the first time, police forces in England and Wales will be asked to record anti-Muslim hate crimes as a specific category in the recorded crime statistics, bringing them in line with reporting of anti-Semitic attacks.