UK hate crime 'at record levels' after Brexit vote

    UK hate crime 'at record levels' after Brexit vote

    Feb.16, London: Hates crimes in the UK reached record levels following a June vote to leave the European Union, according to new figures collated by a British news agency.

    The number of reported hate crimes for the July to September quarter rose from 10,793 in 2015 to 14,295 for the same period last year, according to media reprots.

    The report on Wednesday by the Press Association said 33 out of the UK's 44 police forces had witnessed record numbers of such crimes.

    Authorities in three areas recorded more than 1,000 incidents during the period.

    Greater Manchester and West Yorkshire police forces dealt with just over a 1,000 cases each, and London's Metropolitan police force recorded 3,356 cases.

    According to the British government, it was working on ways to tackle hate crime and provide help to its victims.

    The Oslo Times International News Network


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