Response to number hate crimes recorded by police in England and Wales in 2017/18

David Tucker, College of Policing lead for crime and criminal justice, said:

“Hate crime often has a devastating impact on the lives of people and can increase their sense of vulnerability.

“Today’s figures show reporting of hate incidents and offences is continuing to rise and while this demonstrates victims are confident in coming forward to police, it’s essential that they get the best response to bring offenders to justice.

“Many of these incidents can be complex to investigate and we recently launched new training for officers across England and Wales which includes case studies from victims of hate crime.

“Nobody should have to face hatred or intolerance because of who they are and we will continue to support police forces to effectively investigate these appalling offences and keep the public safe.”

Contact Information

James Baker

Press Officer

College of Policing

0203 8370435

Notes to editors

  • You can find out more about how the College of Policing is supporting forces in responding to vulnerability here.
  • You can read the College’s operational guidance on hate crime online.