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.”
College of Policing