Hate crimes have risen by 10 per cent in a year across England and Wales to a new record high, amid a surge in attacks on transgender people. Of the total of almost , hate crimes recorded by police in , three-quarters were racially motivated — a category that includes xenophobia. But the largest increase was seen in transgender hate crimes, which rocketed by 37 per cent to 2, incidents. The second-biggest rise was for crimes motivated by sexual orientation, up a quarter to 14,, followed by disability, up 14 per cent to 8, Racial attacks rose by 11 per cent to 79, offences and religious hate crimes increased by 3 per cent to 8, incidents.
History of violence against LGBT people in the United States
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A not guilty plea to US hate charges in attack on gay man
This question, coming after a year of violence and harassment targeting Asian Americans across the U. Prosecutors have not yet decided whether to add hate-crime charges for Long, who has been charged with eight counts of murder. Legal experts say that proving a racist or biased motivation in court can be daunting. From to , roughly 2, hate crimes were referred to the federal government for prosecution, according to a study from Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, a nonpartisan research organization at Syracuse University.
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