Race and religious hate offences at all-time high in North Yorkshire last year

A record number of racially and religiously aggravated offences were recorded by North Yorkshire Police last year, new analysis shows.

By Gemma Jimmison
Tuesday, 5th July 2022, 12:52 pm
Updated Tuesday, 5th July 2022, 12:55 pm

Last year, racially-motivated crime was put in the spotlight as three of England's footballers faced racist abuse after missing penalties during the European Championship final, resulting in the team being knocked out of the tournament.

New figures suggest this may have contributed to a spike in racially aggravated offences, as dozens of police forces reported record numbers of hate crimes due to race or religion in the same year.

Analysis of Home Office data by the PA news agency shows there were 515 racially or religiously aggravated offences recorded in North Yorkshire in 2021, a rise of 26% from the 410 the year before.

Race and religious hate offences at all-time high in North Yorkshire last year

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