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Steady rise of ‘hate crime’ in the UK

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According to UK’s criminal justice system hate crime is defined as ‘any criminal offence which is perceived, by the victim or any other person, to be motivated by hostility or prejudice towards someone based on a personal characteristic.’

There are five centrally monitored strands of hate crime: race or ethnicity, religion or beliefs, sexual orientation, disability, and transgender identity.

Recently released Statistical Bulletin of UK’s Home Office (17th October 2017) reports that, in 2016/17 , there were 80,393 offences recorded by the police in which one or more hate crime strands were deemed to be a motivating factor. This was an increase of 29 percent compared with the 62,518 hate crimes recorded in 2015/16, the largest percentage increase seen since the series began in 2011/12.

Infographic: Hate Crime Is Surging In The UK  | Statista You will find more statistics at Statista

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