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East and Southeast Asian Hate Crimes/Incidents (600A/22)


We seek the following information on racist hate crimes and/or hate incidents towards the following ethnic groups:

– Chinese
– East Asian
– South East Asian
– Asian
– “Oriental”
– Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Japan, Mongolia, North Korea, and South Korea, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines, Laos, Indonesia, Brunei, Burma (Myanmar), Cambodia and Timor-Leste
– Or any that had such appearance (set out above)
(The “Relevant Groups”)

And would like data for the following years, broken down by each month:

– 2019
– 2020
– 2021
– 2022 (for this year, up until the FOI response date or whatever are the most recent statistics).


Provide the number of racist hate crimes and/or hate incidents reported where the victim(s) comprise of the Relevant Groups, broken down by each group where possible.

Please provide the data for my request in an Excel spreadsheet format with suggested row headings by year and month, with column headings:

– Month

– Year

– Number of hate crimes

– Number of hate incidents

– Ethnicity/ethnic appearance


Please find attached (600A_22_attachment.pdf).

Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from a number of data sources used by forces for police purposes. The detail collected to respond specifically to your request is subject to the inaccuracies inherent in any large scale recording system. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when interpreting those data.

The figures provided therefore are our best interpretation of relevance of data to your request, but you should be aware that the collation of figures for ad hoc requests may have limitations and this should be taken into account when those data are used.

If you decide to write an article / use the enclosed data we would ask you to take into consideration the factors highlighted in this document so as to not mislead members of the public or official bodies, or misrepresent the relevance of the whole or any part of this disclosed material.