Rise in “hate crimes”

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Rise in "hate crimes"

A new survey shows a breakdown of hate crimes reported to Cambridgeshire & Northamptonshire Police in June.

Cambridgeshire Police say overall the number of cases they were asked to investigate more than doubled to 102 in compared to the same month last year.

Race hate crime more than doubled to 74 in the same period – which many blame on the Brexit vote.

Meanwhile in Northamptonshire- overall the number of cases they were asked to investigate rose by a third to 68 compared to the same month last year.

Race crime went up from 32 to 47 in the same period.

 

 

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