Dorset saw the greatest increase, with the 104 offences logged between July and September 2016 equating to double the total from April to June. Across England and Wales the rise was 27 per cent.
In total, 10 force areas saw rises of 50 per cent or more. Below we publish the full list.
Police forces across the UK are ramping up intelligence gathering and putting protection in place for vulnerable communities ahead of a projected spike in hate crime when Theresa May triggers Article 50 next month.
Community groups representing EU nationals in the UK have warned about the potential for an “undercurrent of xenophobia” to spread after the talks with Brussels get underway.
The head of the Equality and Human Rights Commission, David Isaac, has also said he is “hugely concerned” about a backlash against European citizens once the Government’s EU withdrawal negotiations begin.
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Brexit will put British patients at the “back of the queue” for vital new drugs, the Government has been warned – forcing them to wait up to two years longer A medicines regulator has raised the alarm over a likely decision to pull out of the European Medicines Agency (EMA), as well as the EU itself. ealth Secretary Jeremy Hunt dropped the bombshell , when he said he expected the UK would quit the EMA – because it is subject to rulings by the European Court of Justice.
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The number of financial sector professionals in Britain and continental Europe looking for jobs in Ireland rocketed in the months after the UK voted to leave the European Union
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Lead campaigner Gina Miller and her team outside the High Court
Raymond McCord holds up his newly issued Irish passport alongside his British passport outside the High Court in Belfast following a judges dismissal of the UK's first legal challenges to Brexit
SDLP leader Colum Eastwood leaving the High Court in Belfast following a judges dismissal of the UK's first legal challenges to Brexit
Migrants with luggage walk past a graffiti on a wall as they leave the 'Jungle' migrant camp, as part of a major three-day operation planned to clear the camp in Calais
Migrants leave messages on their tents in the Jungle migrant camp
The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (Adra) which distributes approximately 700 meals daily in the northern Paris camp states that it is noticing a spike in new migrant arrivals this week, potentially linked the the Calais 'jungle' camp closure - with around 1000 meals distributed today
Migrant workers pick apples at Stocks Farm in Suckley, Britain
Many farmers across the country are voicing concerns that Brexit could be a dangerous step into the unknown for the farming industry
Bank of England governor Mark Carney who said the long-term outlook for the UK economy is positive, but growth was slowing in the wake of the Brexit vote
The Dow Jones industrial average closed down over 600 points on the news with markets around the globe pluninging
Immigration officers deal with each member of the public seeking entry into the United Kingdom but on average, 10 a day are refused entry at this London airport and between 2008 and 2009, 33,100 people were detained at the airport for mainly passport irregularities
A number of global investment giants have threatened to move their European operations out of London if Brexit proves to have a negative impact on their businesses
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A woman looking at a chart showing the drop in the pound (Sterling) against the US Dollar in London after Britain voted to leave the EU
Young protesters outside the Houses of Parliament in Westminster, to protest against the United Kingdom's decision to leave the EU following the referendum
Applications from Northern Ireland citizens for Irish Passports has soared to a record high after the UK Voted in favour of Leaving the EU
NFU Vice President Minette Batters with Secretary of State, Andrea Leadsome at the National Farmers Union (NFU) took machinery, produce, farmers and staff to Westminster to encourage Members of Parliament to back British farming, post Brexit
The latest reports released by the UK Cabinet Office warn that expats would lose a range of specific rights to live, to work and to access pensions, healthcare and public services. The same reports added that UK citizens abroad would not be able to assume that these rights will be guaranteed in the future
A British resident living in Spain asks questions during an informative Brexit talk by the "Brexpats in Spain" group, about Spanish legal issues to become Spanish citizens, at the town hall in Benalmadena, Spain
The collapse of Great Britain appears to have been greatly exaggerated given the late summer crowds visiting city museums, hotels, and other important tourist attractions
The U.K. should maintain European Union regulations covering everything from working hours to chemicals until after the government sets out its plans for Brexit, said British manufacturers anxious to avoid a policy vacuum and safeguard access to their biggest export market
Assistant Chief Constable Mark Hamilton, the National Police Chiefs’ Council lead for hate crime, said the organisation had been in touch with European embassies based in the UK over the threat of increased violence.
“We know that national and global events have the potential to trigger short-terms rises in hate crime and we saw this following the EU referendum last year,” he told The Independent.
Below are the number of hate crime offences recorded by police forces in England and Wales from July to September 2016.
They are ranked according to the size of the change compared with April to June last year, which is the figure shown in brackets.
An asterisk denotes that it was the highest quarterly figure since comparable records began in April 2012.
- Dorset 104* (up 100%)
- Nottinghamshire 189* (up 75%)
- North Yorkshire 64* (up 68%)
- West Mercia 247* (up 64%)
- Devon and Cornwall 220* (up 63%)
- Leicestershire 213* (up 60%)
- Kent 277* (up 60%)
- Lincolnshire 78* (up 59%)
- Humberside 140* (up 57%)
- Dyfed-Powys 35* (up 52%)
- Northumbria 394* (up 48%)
- West Yorkshire 1,013* (up 46%)
- Essex 376* (up 41%)
- Wiltshire 134* (up 38%)
- Suffolk 123* (up 37%)
- British Transport Police 620* (up 34%)
- Hampshire 463* (up 33%)
- Sussex 385* (up 32%)
- Hertfordshire 266* (up 30%)
- Cleveland 159* (up 29%)
- West Midlands 923* (up 27%)
- Norfolk 130* (up 25%)
- Gwent 77 (up 22%)
- North Wales 56 (up 22%)
- Lancashire 128 (up 21%)
- Metropolitan Police 3,356* (up 20%)
- Thames Valley 286* (up 20%)
- Avon and Somerset 449* (up 19%)
- Merseyside 477* (up 19%)
- Greater Manchester 1,033* (up 19%)
- Cheshire 195* (up 18%)
- Durham 66 (up 16%)
- Cumbria 50 (up 14%)
- South Wales 276* (up 10%)
- Cambridgeshire 179* (up 9%)
- Derbyshire 117 (up 8%)
- Staffordshire 237* (up 6%)
- Warwickshire 106* (up 6%)
- Bedfordshire 133* (up 6%)
- Northamptonshire 79 (up 4%)
- South Yorkshire 225 (down 1%)
- Gloucestershire 55 (down 4%)
- Surrey 137 (down 7%)
- City of London 25 (down 7%)
- Total: 14,295* (up 27%)
Police forces in England and Wales can class five types of racially or religiously aggravated offences as hate crimes: assault with injury; assault without injury; harassment; public fear, alarm or distress; and other criminal damage.
These categories are defined by statute, and have been used to compile the figures listed above, based on police force open data. Forces can decide to identify other types of offences as hate crimes, however, meaning the overall total could be higher.
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