41% increase in race or religious hate crimes recorded post-EU referendum

41% increase in race or religious hate crimes recorded post-EU referendum
 

The number of racially and religiously aggravated alleged offences recorded by police in July was 41% higher than in the same month last year.
It comes after a spike in reported incidents following the poll raised fears of a wave of xenophobic and racist abuse.
A Home Office report also showed that in 2015/16 the overall number of hate crimes logged by forces in England and Wales increased by 19%, with 62,518 offences recorded - a rate of around 170 every day.
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13 October 2016 in Regional West, Views: 27
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