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Record levels of hate crime were reported by three-quarters of police forces in England and Wales in the aftermath of last year's EU referendum, new analysis has shown. In some areas the number of incidents jumped by more than 50%. A human rights organisation has said the country should prepare…
Researchers have been awarded a £250,000 grant to help the Government monitor Brexit-related hate crime on social media. A team at Cardiff University is to develop a monitoring tool that displays a live feed of the spread of hate speech on Twitter. The researchers will use Brexit as a demonstrator…
Police are investigating a disability hate crime after a man was targeted by a gang who followed him and hit him on the head with a stone. The victim was walking with a friend along Moor Croft in Newbiggin, Northumberland, when a group of male youths approached and started to…
A new report for the Scottish Centre for Crime & Justice Research (SCCJR) has found that levels of hate crime in Scotland are higher than official figures suggest, and called for more research to provide a clearer picture of the problem. SCCJR PhD student Maureen McBride has produced a Review…
Almost eight hate crimes or incidents are reported to police in Northern Ireland every day, a report said. The number of racist cases reduced slightly to 1,133 in the 12 months to June but remained one of the highest tallies since records began in 2004, according to Police Service of…
The head of civil rights group Liberty has accused the Government of deliberately fostering a hostile environment for immigrants which has helped fuel a spike in hate crime after the Brexit vote. Martha Spurrier, who has taken over the high-profile role as director of Liberty from Shami Chakrabarti, suggested Prime…
More than 3,000 hate crimes and incidents were reported to police across the UK in the second half of June - a jump of 42% compared to last year, new figures have revealed. The daily rate peaked at 289 alleged offences on June 25 - the day after the result…
A growing number of people say they have been subjected to racist abuse and told to leave the UK following Britain's EU referendum result. Ali Ahmed, 56, who has served on Cardiff Council for the past four years, said he was approached by a man in the Welsh capital at…
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