The statistics of hate crimes in England and Wales is terrifying

HENDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 07: New recruits to the Metropolitan Police Service take part in their 'Passing Out Parade' outside Peel House at Hendon Police College on October 7, 2016 in Hendon, England. 233 recruits took part in the parade which symbolises the completion of their police training in the company of the Home Secretary Amber Rudd and the Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe. The Home Secretary also officially opened Peel House, the new facilities at the Police College during the day. (Photo by Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images)

According to the recent research it is clear that the amount of hate crimes has grown in England and Wales. 7,194 hate crimes against people because of their sexuality were fixed in 2015-16 financial year, equating to 20 incidents every day. 1,844 homophobic hate crimes were recorded by police in the British capital while 494 were recorded in Greater Manchester and 372 in the West Midlands. British Transport Police, the national police service for the railways, reported 203 incidents – more than one homophobic incident every two days. 1428 transphobic hate crimes were reported across all police forces, remaining stable with the level of reporting in previous years. Including all forms of hate crime, 62,518 incidents were recorded across 12 months, up 19% from the year ending 2016.


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