What does this mean for us as a society?
Hate crime has been on the rise in the United Kingdom since
And what can we do about it?
We need to work together to make sure hate crimes are not tolerated. This means making sure people feel safe when they go out in public and reporting any incidents to the police. It also means educating ourselves about how to spot signs of hate crime and being aware of our own biases.
The number of reported hate crimes has risen in the last year, according to figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS). In 2017/18 there were 2,816 recorded hate crimes, compared to 2,636 in 2016/17. The ONS said that the increase was partly due to better recording practices, but also because of a rise in reports from victims themselves.
Why Are We Seeing More Hate Crime?
There has been an increase in hate crime across the country since 2014. According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), there were 1,868 recorded hate crimes in England and Wales in 2021/22. That was up by nearly 20% compared with 2019/20.
The ONS said that the number of reported hate crimes had risen by 17%, from 2,923 in 2015/16 to 3,291 in 2021/22. In London, the rise was even higher, with the number of hate crimes rising by almost 50%.
Is There Anything You Can Do About It?
If you notice any suspicious behaviour, report it immediately. This will help prevent further incidents. If you feel unsafe, contact the police or visit a local police station.
The number of hate crime offences recorded by the Metropolitan Police has risen by almost 50 per cent since last year, according to figures released today (Wednesday). In 2021/22 there were 1,957 hate crime offences reported to the MPS compared to 1,611 in 2019/20.
What Should We Be Doing To Prevent This From Happening Again?
There has been an increase in hate crimes across the country since last year. It is important to note that these figures do not represent the number of people who have experienced hate crime. They only show the number of reported incidents.
The Home Office said there were 1,066 hate crime offences recorded in England and Wales between April 2017 and March
We need to take action against hate crimes.
This rise in hate crimes comes after a period where there was a decrease in hate crimes. However, the government must now work harder to ensure that hate crimes are taken seriously by law enforcement agencies and prosecuted.
The number of reported hate crimes has risen from 1,849 in 2018/19 to 2,077 in 2019/20. In 2021/22, the number rose further to 2,633. There were 6,943 hate crime offences recorded in England and Wales in 2021/22. Of those, 5,914 were motivated by race or religion.