Hate crimes rise by up to 100 per cent across England and Wales, figures reveal

Hate crimes rise by up to 100 per cent across England and Wales, figures reveal

Spike in cases comes after The Independent reveals police are planning to increase protection for vulnerable groups

The number of hate crimes recorded by regional police forces rose by up to 100 per cent in the months following the Brexit vote, new figures show.

Dorset saw the greatest increase, with the 104 offences logged between July and September 2016 equating to double the total from April to June. Across England and Wales the rise was 27 per cent.

Read on… http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/brexit-vote-hate-crime-rise-100-per-cent-england-wales-police-figures-new-racism-eu-a7580516.html

Brexit Hate Crime Rise Statistics Reveal Most Areas Affected

People used the Brexit vote “to legitimise inexcusable racism and prejudice”.

Record levels of hate crime were reported by three-quarters of police forces across the UK in the aftermath of last year’s EU referendum, new analysis has shown.

In some areas of England and Wales the number of incidents jumped by more than 50%, while in Dorset hate crime reports were up 100%.

Read on… http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/brexit-hate-crime-rise-statistics_uk_58a40604e4b094a129f06e02

Hate crimes soar to hit record levels in wake of Brexit vote

Record levels of hate crime were recorded by three-quarters of police forces in England and Wales after last year’s EU referendum, new analysis has shown.

Read on… http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/hate-crimes-soar-to-hit-record-levels-in-wake-of-brexit-vote-1-8390687

South Yorkshire bucks the trend as hate crime falls following Brexit vote

Hate crime fell in South Yorkshire after the Brexit vote – compared to most other places in the country which saw an increase in offences.

Between July and September last year, after the EU referendum, there were 225 hate crimes reported in South Yorkshire – down one per cent on the same period the year before.

Read on… http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/south-yorkshire-bucks-the-trend-as-hate-crime-falls-following-brexit-vote-1-8390363

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10 Responses to Hate crimes rise by up to 100 per cent across England and Wales, figures reveal

  1. Xinsider says:

    Lies, damned lies and statistics ! These are “recorded” figures NOT actual charges or prosecutions ! This country has got itself caught in such a ridiculous state of PC that it rushed in new laws to pander to minority ethnic groups who will now fan the flames by adding further spurious complaints to help these figures to rise ! Given what has been happening in Rotherham and South Yorkshire over the past decade or so years it comes as a surprise that the incidents of recorded hate crime have actually fallen in this area ! As I began – Lies, damned lies etc etc ………..

    • Ashley01 says:

      You’ve hit it on the nail, there not actual crimes, until someone is arrested, prosecuted and convicted.

    • reg reader says:

      ” These are “recorded” figures NOT actual charges or prosecutions ! ” Well not yet, but it is still early days – things take time to come to court.

  2. pleasant says:

    Can anyone venture a guess as to why the alleged South Yorkshire Police figures, among three others, are so different to all the rest?

  3. Curious George says:

    After Brexit activist groups went on a trawl for reports of hate crimes which were already increasing year on year due to rebranding tasteless jokes and tweets as crimes. The Mayor of London set up a dedicated web page appealing for people to report any incident of “Brexit related” racism. The crimes reported included a speech by Home Secretary. There was a particularly sharp rise in homophobic hate crime though gay rights were never mentioned in the referendum. If they want us to believe that the victory for Brexit launched a wave of gay bashing the virtue signalling snobs manufacturing this moral panic must think we are as gullible as they are.

    • reg reader says:

      Can you give me a reliable source for what you write?

      • Curious George says:

        Spiked, the left wing Libertarian site re Mayor of London. Official stats I think are the source for the 150% rise in homophobic crimes. And logic re the impossibility of linking homophobic to Brexit. The Professor who reported the Home Secretary for hate speech was on Andrew Neil’s programme, as I remember. Or another. But if you mean will I track that all down and post a bunch of links, without offence I don’t care enough about whether people believe me.

        • reg reader says:

          never looked much at Spiked before – always had thought it was a bit of a nutter site, a leftist version of Breitbart. But I see that Julian Baggini is writing there – and he isOK. Have you read his book “Welcome to Everytown: A Journey into the English Mind” – it is about Rotherham S66 – and I found it excellent.

          The Mayor of London who first focused on Hate Crime was US-born Boris in 2015, and yes, of course, the figures do include homophobic activities, though hopefully, we would not expect them to increase in post-referendum UK.

          you write:
          ” I don’t care enough about whether people believe me.”
          Which of course allows you to write absolute nonsense – no offence intended.
          RR

  4. 1st Time User says:

    People used the Brexit vote “to legitimise inexcusable racism and prejudice”…… 100% Agree the remainers did exactly that.

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