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Domestic Abuse and Hate Motivation Statistics

Latest Domestic Abuse and Hate Motivation Statistics Quarterly updates

Trends in Domestic Abuse and Hate Motivation Statistics Latest bulletins

Domestic Abuse and Hate Motivation Statistics Archive (figures dating back to 2004/05)


Publication schedule (PDF, 20.3 KB)opens new window

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)external link opens new window Internet Site)

Recorded crime user guide (PDF, 559.1 KB)opens new window (reviewed August 2014)

Domestic abuse definition (PDF, 16.7 KB)opens new window

Hate motivation definitions (PDF, 21.6 KB)opens new window

Comments and feedback from users have been compiled and are available through the link below, together with the response and any action required.

User comments and feedback (PDF, 86.1 KB)opens new window

Domestic Abuse and Hate Motivation Statistics Quarterly updates

Domestic Abuse Quarterly Update to 30 June 2014, published 28 August 2014
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Hate Motivations Quarterly Update to 30 June 2014, published 28 August 2014
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The next quarterly update covering the 12 months to the end of September 2014 will be published on 27 November 2014.

Trends in Domestic Abuse and Hate Motivation Statistics 2004/05 to 2013/14

On 3 July 2014 PSNI published a bulletin providing a comprehensive series of domestic abuse incidents and crimes for each financial year from 2004/05 to 2013/14 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. Information in this bulletin is based on a revised crime classification which was introduced in April 2013. While there have been 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 Domestic Abuse Incidents and Crimes in Northern Ireland 2004/05 to 2013/14, published 3 July 2014
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Trends in Hate Motivated Incidents and Crimes in Northern Ireland 2004/05 to 2013/14, published 3 July 2014
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Racist Motivations accompanying excel spreadsheet (MS Excel, 819.0 KB)opens new window
Homophobic Motivations accompanying excel spreadsheet (MS Excel, 822.0 KB)opens new window
Sectarian Motivations accompanying excel spreadsheet (MS Excel, 747.0 KB)opens new window
Faith/Religion Motivations accompanying excel spreadsheet (MS Excel, 78.0 KB)opens new window
Disability Motivations accompanying excel spreadsheet (MS Excel, 70.5 KB)opens new window
Transphobic Motivations accompanying excel spreadsheet (MS Excel, 48.0 KB)opens new window

Domestic Abuse and Hate Motivation Statistics Archive (figures dating back to 2004/05)

Visit the Domestic Abuse and Hate Motivation Archive to view annual statistics on Domestic and Hate Motivations prior to 2013/14.