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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…
People in Northern Ireland have less protection against racial discrimination than other parts of the UK, European experts say. Employers and public bodies are only allowed to take a limited range of special measures to combat disadvantage, according to the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI). The expert body…
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…
Ethnic minorities in Scotland are more likely to experience overcrowding, poverty and unemployment, according to a new report. Research by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) shows that in 2013, ethnic minority households were four times more likely than their white neighbours to live in overcrowded properties. People from…
Black and ethnic minority people still face entrenched race inequality in the UK and efforts to address the problem have been "piecemeal and stuttering", a watchdog has warned. A review examining areas including education, employment, housing, pay, health and criminal justice painted an "alarming picture", according to the Equality and…
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…
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