Hate crime on Muslims increasing
POLICE figures show hate crime against Muslims is rising in London.
Reports of Islamophobia have also shot up in Hillingdon with the number of incidents increasing from six to 20.
The statistics were revealed as part of the Met’s latest crime figures for London, comparing the number of crimes in the 12 months up to July 2015 with the 12 months up to July 2014.
Across London, police figures show hate crimes rose by 70 per cent.
The Met says it believes the increase is due to a range of factors, including a growing willingness of victims to report hate crime, an improved awareness of police staff in identifying these offences, and work with partners to support victims.
Commander Mak Chishty, head of hate crime at the Met, said: “We will not tolerate hate crime and take positive action to investigate all allegations, support victims and arrest offenders.”