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UK hate crimes see biggest rise after Brexit vote

UK hate crimes see biggest rise after Brexit vote

Hate crimes in the UK involving racial and religious discrimination have spiked at an unprecedented rate since last year’s British referendum to leave the European Union, raising concerns that minority groups feel “more vulnerable than ever.” Police figures obtained by The Independent through Freedom of Information (FOI) requests show hate crimes, particularly against Muslims, surged by 23 percent in the …

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Muslim girl, 17, killed on way home from Virginia mosque

Muslim girl, 17, killed on way home from Virginia mosque

.Police charge Darwin Martinez Torres, 22, with murder of Nabra Hassanen, whose body was found in a pond in Sterling A Muslim teenager was assaulted and killed in the early hours of Sunday as she walked home after prayers at a mosque near Washington. The death of Nabra Hassanen, 17, of Reston, northern Virginia, stunned the local community. Police have …

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Hate crimes spike in wake of Donald Trump’s win with 897 reports recorded in 10 days

Hate crimes spike in wake of Donald Trump's win with 897 reports recorded in 10 days

The Southern Poverty Law Centre has reported almost 900 incidents against ethnic minorities, women, and LGBT members among others. The Southern Poverty Law Centre has documented close to 900 incidents of harassment and intimidation in just 10 days after the US presidential election. The spike in abuse, mostly against immigrants, people of colour, LGBT members and women, comes after the …

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Hate crimes reported to police up 18% in England and Wales

Hate crimes reported to police up 18% in England and Wales

Hate crimes in England and Wales have risen by 18%, Home Office figures have suggested. Police recorded 52,528 hate crimes in 2014-15, up from 44,471 in 2013-14, with more than 80% being racially motivated, the statistics showed.

The figures are in contrast to evidence from the annual crime survey which suggests hate crime has fallen by 28% over the last seven years.

David Cameron said the increase was "unacceptable".

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