Rise in child race hate crimes

Race hate crimes against children reached a three-year high last year with an average of 29 offences a day being recorded against victims, some of whom were babies and toddlers, a study has found. The investigation by the NSPCC found figures for recorded race hate against children had risen by more than a fifth over a three-year period from 8,683 in 2015/16 to 10,571 offences in 2017/18. The charity sent Freedom of Information requests to every police force in the UK – of which 38 of the 43 forces in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland responded – asking for the total number of offences recorded as a race hate crime from 2015 to 2018 where the victim is under 18. Read more.

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