Religious and race hate crimes jump up 41 per cent following vote to quit to EU
THERE has been a 41 per cent jump in the number of race and religious hate crimes recorded by police in England and Wales, figures have revealed.
There were 3,886 such crimes logged in July 2015, rising to 5,468 in July this year, according to the Home Office.
It said the sharp increase declined in August but has "remained at a higher level than prior to the EU referendum".
Home Secretary Amber Rudd said the government was "determined to stamp it out".
The number of hate crimes overall in the year 2015-16 was up 19% on the previous year.
Latest figures show that 62,518... read more
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