Racist incidents, England and Wales 2011/12

This release presents racist incidents recorded by the police in England and Wales for 2011/12 by police force area.

‘Racist incident’ is any incident, including any crime, which is perceived by the victim or any other person to be motivated by a hostility or prejudice based on a person’s race or perceived race.

  • The overall number of racist incidents recorded by the police decreased by 8 per cent from 51,585 in 2010/11 to 47,678 in 2011/12.

Further information on racist incidents in England and Wales, including a breakdown by police force area, is available as follows:

This is an Official Statistics release, produced to the highest professional standards by statisticians in accordance with the Home Offices's Statement of Compliance with the Code of Practice for Official Statistics.

If you have any feedback or questions our email address is policestats@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk.

Future editions of this annual release will be published on dates announced via the UK Statistics Authority’s Publication Hub: Release Calendar.

Date: Thu Sep 13 09:30:13 BST 2012

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