Hate Crime Figures Rise After EU Referendum
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.
Police forces across the UK are ramping up intelligence gathering and putting protection in place for vulnerable communities ahead of a projected spike in hate crime when Theresa May triggers Article 50 next month.
The move follows a dramatic rise in the number of racially and religiously-motivated crimes reported to police following the June referendum result in favour of Brexit, including assaults and arson.
Police say their own monitoring suggests incidents have levelled out after the summer’s spike.
In Warwickshire, there were 106 recorded hate crime offences recorded by police from July to September 2016. This is a rise of 6% from the number recorded in the previous quarter.
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