Religious hate crimes on the rise in London

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Religious hate crimes on the rise in London
2nd December 2014

Hate crime in London surged by 20 per cent in the last year.

According to the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime there has been a significant increase in overall attacks motivated by racism, religion and homophobia.

The surge in faith related offences have risen by 23 per cent mounting to a total of 1,048 crimes.

In July this year 95 per cent of the religious hate crimes reported were of  an anti-Semitic nature, this is thought to have been driven by the conflict Gaza.

Police said spikes in the recorded anti-Muslim crimes have had a correlation with certain incidents, such as following the murder of soldier Lee Rigby last year.

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