Hate Crime up by 600%

By sizemore Last edited 163 months ago
Hate Crime up by 600%

Following the bombings and attempted bombings of the last month London has seen a a rise in reported hate crimes including both verbal and physical assaults as well as criminal damage to buildings including Mosques. According to Scotland Yard there were 269 "religious hate" crimes, compared with 40 in the same period last year.

Such attacks spiked just after both the 7th and 21st of July and while we were expecting those of little brain to lash out with little or no understanding, the sheer numbers are sobering. Londonist worries how many more incidents remain unreported.

At a time when communities should be striving to come together it seems some would rather reinforce the differences and attack blindly those that are as much victims as anyone else in the capital.

Sadly it's also being reported elsewhere in the UK and even California has seen hate related incidents rise 39% on last year.

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Last Updated 03 August 2005