Quarter 2 - September 2019 performance
297 reports of hate incidents and hate crimes were reported to the Hate Incident Support Service during Quarter 2 2019/20.  This is one more report than the previous quarter but a 12% increase on the same period last year.   This means that as before, reporting levels are on target for this service for this quarter.
Quarter 1 - June 2019 performance
296 reports of hate incidents and hate crimes were reported to the Hate Incident Support Service during Quarter 1 2019/20.  This is an increase on the previous quarter’s figures and on the figures for the same quarter for the previous year.  As hate incidents and hate crimes are often under-reported, our aspiration is to see reporting figures rise to more accurately reflect the occurrence of incidents.  Therefore the reporting levels are on target for this service for this quarter.
Quarter 4 - March 2019 performance
255 reports of hate incidents and hate crimes were reported to the Hate Incident Support Service during Quarter 4 2018/19.
This means that almost 1000 reports were received by the HISS over the year.
Quarter 3 - December 2018 performance
Although 208 represents a fall in reports compared to the previous quarters this year, the Hate Incident Support Service is still on track to process 800 referrals this financial year.
Background
We know there has been a general increase in reporting nationally, along with an increased profile  and this has helped people to be more aware of what hate incidents/hate crimes are, and the importance of reporting and getting support.