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Three race hate crimes every hour since EU referendum, say Met Police

By DPF Admin6th July 2016August 6th, 2019Area Updates, Latest News, Northern Updates, Southern Updates

Britain's largest police force has revealed it has seen a rise in reported hate crimes since the EU referendum.

New figures show 599 incidents of race hate crime were reported to Scotland Yard between 24 June – the day the result was announced – and 2 July.

It means the Metropolitan Police was receiving an average of 67 allegations a day in the wake of the poll. This was a rise of more than 50 per cent compared to the average daily number of 44 prior to 24 June.

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