• April 2017

The rise of hate crime

 

Hate crime statistics make depressing reading in the wake of Brexit. A Home Office report published in October 2016 revealed a sharp increase (a 41% increase in the number of racially or religiously aggravated crimes in England and Wales) compared with the same month the year before. Moreover, there has been a general upward trend in hate crime related to gender, sexual orientation and disability between 2015 and 2016.