According to the report presented by Interior Minister Jorge Fernandez Diaz, in 2014 a total of 1,285 hate crimes had been reported in Spain. This report highlighted that racist offences were the second most common (475 cases, 37%), after crimes perpetrated against LGTBI collective.
On the other hand, the report underlines that there had been an increase of 9.6% in the number of hate crimes reported to Law Enforcement Agencies since 2013; although, according to the Minister, this increase is due to the fact that for the first time they have integrated the results of all regional police forces.
The report also details that 54% of hate crime victims have been of Spanish nationality, meaning that 46% of hate crime victims are foreigners. Furthermore, according to Susana Camarero (State Secretary for Social Services and Equality) and Francisco Martinez (State Secretary for Security) in 2014 only one out of ten victims of hate crimes in Spain reported to the Police or Attorney General, which means that that approximately 90% hate crimes remained invisible to authorities.