Justice Analytical Services (JAS) Safer Communities and Justice Statistics Monthly Data Report: August 2023 edition

This report contains summary statistics covering a number of important justice and safer communities statistics. It is published with up to date statistics every month.

Summary statistics on hate crime

Numbers stable for police recorded hate crime. Between 2014-15 & 2021-22, the number of hate crimes recorded by the police was relatively stable, at around 6,300 to 7,000. In 2021-22, 62% of hate crimes included an aggravator for race, 27% sexual orientation, 8% disability, 7% religion and 3% transgender identity.

Marginal decrease in overall hate crime charges. There was a decrease in the number of charges reported to the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service in 2022-23 compared to 2021-22 for race and transgender identity. Religion, sexual orientation and disability aggravated hate crime charges saw an increase. Racial crime remains the most commonly reported hate crime, followed by crimes with a sexual orientation aggravator.

Annual number of charges of hate crime reported to the Crown Office & Procurator Fiscal Service, by category of hate crime, 2013-14 to 2022-23. Last updated June 2023. Next update due June 2024.


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