Domestic Abuse and Hate Motivation Statistics
Domestic Abuse and Hate Motivation Statistics Archive (figures dating back to 2004/05)
Caution: While crimes included within the police recorded crime statistics for Northern Ireland are individually checked for compliance with the Home Office Counting Rules by the PSNI’s Statistics Branch, the identification of a domestic abuse or hate motivation is derived from a motivation ‘tick box’ on the system used by PSNI to record crime. The motivation is identified and completed by a police officer or member of police staff for each such reported incident or crime. The correct application of a domestic abuse or hate motivation for all such incident/crimes is not quality assured by the PSNI’s Statistics Branch, but audits and data quality checks are routinely conducted in an attempt to ensure that any under or over-recording is corrected.
Domestic abuse and hate motivated incidents cover all such occurrences, whether a crime has been committed or not. Domestic abuse and hate motivated crimes are included within the incident figures. Please note that more than one crime may be recorded in a single incident.
A user guide to police recorded crime statistics in Northern Ireland is also available, which provides background information on various aspects of crime recording including:
• Definitions relating to crimes, incidents and detections, including a description of the crime types included within the crime, domestic abuse and hate motivation bulletins
• Recording practices, including PSNI data collection, quality and audit processes
• Data timeliness and availability
• The recording of domestic abuse and hate motivated incidents and crimes
• The geographic areas for which crime, domestic abuse and hate motivated incidents and crimes are available (statistics for geographies other than policing area and policing district can be accessed through the Northern Ireland Neighbourhood Information System (NINIS) Internet Site)
Recorded crime user guide (PDF, 410.0 KB) (reviewed August 2012)
Comments and feedback from users have been compiled and are available through the link below, together with the response and any action required.
Domestic Abuse Quarterly Update to 31 March 2013, published 9 May 2013
bulletin (PDF, 211.3 KB) accompanying excel spreadsheet (MS Excel, 629.0 KB)
The quarterly update to March 2013 provides key finalised statistics for the full 2012/13 financial year.
The next quarterly update covering the 12 months to the end of June 2013 will be published on 29 August 2013.
On 5th July 2012 PSNI published a bulletin providing a comprehensive series of domestic abuse incidents and crimes for each financial year from 2004/05 to 2011/12 and a similar bulletin for hate motivated incidents and crimes, allowing the user to monitor long term trends from the start of each data series. The figures in the bulletins are based on crime classifications which have been realigned to match those used by the Home Office for England and Wales. These have been in use within PSNI since 1st April 2011. While there have been small changes at the level of individual classifications, overall incident and crime figures at a Northern Ireland level, as well as by policing district and policing area, do not differ from totals previously published. All previously published bulletins will remain available in the Domestic Abuse and Hate Motivation Archive.
Trends in Hate Motivated Incidents and Crimes in Northern Ireland 2004/05 to 2011/12, published 5th July 2012
bulletin (PDF, 1.1 MB)
Racist Motivations accompanying excel spreadsheet (MS Excel, 721.5 KB)
Homophobic Motivations accompanying excel spreadsheet (MS Excel, 683.0 KB)
Sectarian Motivations accompanying excel spreadsheet (MS Excel, 653.0 KB)
Faith/Religion Motivations accompanying excel spreadsheet (MS Excel, 65.5 KB)
Disability Motivations accompanying excel spreadsheet (MS Excel, 65.5 KB)
Transphobic Motivations accompanying excel spreadsheet (MS Excel, 50.0 KB)
Visit the Domestic Abuse and Hate Motivation Archive to view annual statistics on Domestic and Hate Motivations prior to and quarterly bulletins for 2011/12 which were published in previous quarters.