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Posted By: Steve Shaw
15-Oct-19 - 07:06 AM
Thread Name: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
Subject: RE: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
Well, Stanron, maybe not, but you'd have an uphill struggle trying to disconnect the xenophobia and tribalism generated by brexit from rising intolerance with regard to minorities. From HuffPost today. Hate crime has more than doubled in the last six years. Their figures:

"Types of hate crimes 2018/19

Transgender hate crimes up 37%
Sexual orientation hate crimes up 25%
Disability hate crimes up 14%
Race hate crimes up 11%
Religious hate crimes up 3%
Of the 8,566 hate crime offences based on religion, just under half (47%) were targeted against Muslims, while 18% were against Jewish people.

Data published on Tuesday showed that 103,379 hate crimes were documented in 2018/19, up from 42,255 in 2012/13.

The new figures also represent a 10% spike compared to the year before.

'While increases in hate crime over the last five years have been mainly driven by improvements in crime recording by the police, there has been spikes in hate crime following certain events such as the EU Referendum and the terrorist attacks in 2017,' a Home Office report said.

Of the hate crimes recorded in 2018/19, more than three-quarters (76%) were related to race.

The number of this type of hate crime recorded last year jumped by 11% to 78,991 offences.

However, the number of offences recorded against people regarding transgender identity saw the biggest spike, rising by 37% to 2,333 offences."