Research report 102: Causes and motivations of hate crime

Research Report
 

Which countries is it relevant to?

    • England

      England

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    • Scotland

      Scotland

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    • Wales

      Wales

First published: 29 Jul 2016

Publication cover: Causes and motivations of hate crime

Report on hate crime in Great Britain, what causes it and what we know about who commits it.

The report looks at the causes and motivations of hate crime based on the five protected characteristics covered by current hate crime law:

  • disability
  • gender reassignment
  • race
  • religion
  • sexual orientation

The report gives an overview of hate crime evidence to inform criminal justice agencies in their approach, with thoughts from the law, policy and social science.

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