Safer Communities and Justice Statistics Monthly Data Report: April 2024

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

Hate Crime

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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