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Hate Crime (1168A/21)



Self-Defined Ethnicity: “Chinese” and “LEGACY Chinese, Japanese or South East Asian”

Ethnic Appearance: “Chinese, Japanese or any other South East Asian”

No other ethnicities.


I seek the following information on racist hate crimes towards the following ethnic groups:

– Chinese

– East Asian

– South East Asian

– Asian

– “Oriental”

– 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 (up until the FOI response date or whatever are the most recent statistics).

1.) Provide the number of racist hate crimes reported where the victim(s) comprise of the Relevant

Groups, broken down by each group where possible.

2.) Please if you have such data, could you also provide us with any additional breakdown of where

Coronavirus was mentioned or where it was the motivator of the racist hate crime.


Please note that these data should be interpreted with caution. Comparing numbers of incidents/crimes can be misleading and does not necessarily indicate the likelihood of someone being a victim of crime. In addition, the number of incidents/crimes recorded in an area over a period of time can be influenced by a number of factors. Consequently statistics on incidents/crimes for one period may not necessarily be a good indicator of future incidents in that area.

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.