Recording of hate incidents

In the context of hate incidents recording means the police is keeping a log, or record, of all hate crimes/ incidents that have been experienced and reported by people. It involves taking down key information that relates to these incidents, such as when they occurred and a description of what happened. Normally recording should be done by police whenever a person reports a hate incident, regardless of whether a crime has been committed or not and irrespective of whether there is any evidence to identify the hate element.