In 2017/18, UK police recorded over 94,000 hate crime offences, having more than doubled since 2012/13 (an increase thought to be driven both by improvements in police recording and events such as the EU Referendum and the terrorist attacks in 2017); over 8,300 were classified as religious hate crimes. The Government has been working towards being able to disaggregate data on hate crimes targeting persons based on religion or belief, to understand which groups are most persecuted, and in what manner. Such efforts have resulted in the creation of the UK Hate Crime Action Plan published in July 2016, which essentially uses disaggregated data to develop strategies of prevention. The Action Plan focuses on key areas to tackle hate crime including education programmes to challenge prejudice; funding security measures for faith institutions which are vulnerable to hate attacks; improving the reporting process; enhancing the support to victims of hate crimes as well as improving data gathering. The Government renewed the action plan in 2018 and published an update of the Plan which includes measures to, inter alia, review and improve the effectiveness of the legislation on hate crime; launch a nationwide public awareness campaign; extend the financial support for vulnerable religious institutions; improve police response and victim support; further fund programmes working with schools; organise roundtables hosted by Ministers to discuss issues of anti-Semitism and anti-Muslim sentiments and behaviour.