This section details the trends and data for hate crimes in Dorset sourced from Dorset Police.
Any additional analysis will be presented in a summary format with explanatory information.
There are two main methods for testing the amount of hate crime each year, with one of those being the offences recorded by police. The other is the Crime survey for England and Wales (CSEW), which tries to gauge the number of crimes both reported and unreported.
This statistical bulletin is produced to the highest professional standards and is free from political interference. It has been produced by statisticians working in the Home Office Statistics Unit in accordance with the Home Office’s Statement of Compliance with the Code of Practice for Official Statistics, which covers our policy on revisions and other matters. The Home Office Statistics Unit works under the direct line management of the Home Office Chief Statistician, who reports to the National Statistician with respect to all professional statistical matters.