Steep fall in hate crime and racially motivated crime

Fri, 29/09/2017 - 10:38 -- Editor

The Good Relations Indicator report published today presents a range of statistics relating to community relations, including numbers of hate crimes, attitudinal data on Protestant/Catholic relations and attitudes towards mixing in schools, neighbourhoods and the workplace. 

The purpose of the indicators is to monitor the state of good relations in the population over time.

In 2016/17, 694 hate crimes were sectarian in motive, and 660 were racially motivated. Corresponding figures for the previous year were 1,001 and 853 respectively.