Hate Motivation Statistics

Latest Hate Motivation Statistics

Quarterly update, period ending 31 December 2020 (published 25 February 2021)

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Each quarterly update provides statistics covering the latest 24 months.
The next quarterly update, period ending March 2021 will be published in May 2021.


Hate motivation Annual Trends 2004/05 to 2019/20 (published 20 November 2020)

Hate Motivations by month, data in pivot table format.

Summary tables for each type of hate motivation are available below. 

Racist motivations

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Homophobic motivations

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Sectarian motivations

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Faith/Religion motivations

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Disability motivations

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Transphobic motivations

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Previous published trends bulletins are available in the Hate motivation statistics archive.

Hate motivation statistics definitions and user guide

User comments and feedback

Previous comments and feedback (PDF, 86 KB) from users are available, together with the response and any action required.

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Hate Motivation Statistics Archive

Geographic availability of Statistics

In addition to the policing district and policing area figures available in monthly updates, trends and pivot tables, figures are available for a range of additional geographic areas through the Northern Ireland Neighbourhood Information System (NINIS) (updated annually) 

Northern Ireland Neighbourhood Information System