Racist at­tacks at 5-year high

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THE num­ber of racist in­ci­dents recorded by po­lice forces in Eng­land and Wales has hit a five-year high.

A to­tal of 53,902 in­ci­dents were recorded in 2014/15 – a 10% in­crease on the pre­vi­ous year and the high­est since 2009/10.

Greater Lon­don saw the big­gest year-on-year in­crease for any re­gion, with in­ci­dents up by al­most a quar­ter (24%).

This is the high­est num­ber since avail­able records be­gan in 2009/10, and is the equiv­a­lent of around 14 in­ci­dents per 10,000 peo­ple – or one for ev­ery 740 res­i­dents.

The fig­ures were re­leased by the Home Of­fice as part of the latest sta­tis­tics on hate crimes, and cover ev­ery force in Eng­land and Wales, ex­clud­ing the Bri­tish Trans­port Po­lice.

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