In the UK, hate crime is defined by the criminal justice system in terms of 5 broad categories:
and police recorded hate crime statistics are released annually by the Home Office.
While these are an important and useful source of information for students and teachers they can be a little dry and dusty, so if you can’t be bothered to trawl through the Report looking for the key results, selected lowlights are as follows:
There were increases in all categories of hate crime:
And if your students need a little more background information about the concept of hate crime: