Some individual police forces began treating "misogyny" and offending women as hate incidents back in 2016 and London's Metropolitan force revealed a year ago they are considering following suit. Eleven others were also injured in the attack.
Sexual orientation hate crimes and religious hate crimes became second and third in terms of prevalence, amounting to 12 per cent and 9 per cent of the total amount of hate crimes, respectively.
Some offences are classed a couple of times because they have more than one motivation.
It says the "increase is thought to be largely driven by improvements in police recording, although there has been spikes in hate crime following certain events such as the EU Referendum and the terrorist attacks in 2017".
Most of the recorded crime targeting Muslims and religiously motivated hate crime constituted 52 percent of all offences.
Home Secretary Sajid Javid said: "Hate crime goes directly against the long-standing British values of unity, tolerance and mutual respect - and I am committed to stamping this sickening behaviour out". It provides some real depth to a complex and little understood phenomenon. The detailed monthly figures also confirm what experts have long said - that moments of tension such as the 2016 Brexit vote, terrorism incidents or worldwide crises trigger short-term "spikes" in hate.
Police in Surrey have reported an increase in the reporting of learning disability-related hate crime, after officers completed a course created to help them work with victims. There is definitely evidence of tensions between some Sunni and Shia Muslims, the two traditions of Islam, and documented persecution of the separate small Ahmadiyya community, which is theologically rejected by others.
Official statistics also reveal a month on month increase in the number of recorded disability hate crimes in Surrey, and a higher average. If so, it could lead to tougher sentences.
It forms part of a refreshed strategy aimed at improving the response to hate crimes and incidents, which are defined as those perceived to be motivated by hostility or prejudice based on a personal characteristic.
"Hate crime goes directly against the long-standing British values of unity, tolerance and mutual respect - and I am committed to stamping this sickening behaviour out", United Kingdom home secretary Sajid Javid said at the launch of the action plan. This can be done in person at any council office or council one stop centre, any Police Station, at Stop Hate UK, or at one of the city's designated reporting centres.
Religious hate crime in the 2017/18 period in total was up 40% from the previous year, the Home Office report found with a total of 8,336 offenses.
The former police officer chatted to youngsters and outlined his vision for combatting crimes against people based on prejudice.
"Sadly, we still hear incidents of intolerance, whether it's a migrant being told they don't belong, a disabled child being verbally abused, a Muslim woman having her veil torn off or anonymous keyboard cowards infecting the internet with hatred".