Hate Crimes Against Disabled People

Hate Crimes Against Disabled People Soar To A Record Level

June 18, 2012


‘Anti-scrounger’ rhetoric blamed for doubling of offences since 2008 financial crisis.

The number of disability hate crimes reported to police has reached a record high, sparking concerns that the Coalition’s “anti-scrounger” rhetoric is fuelling hostility to the most vulnerable members of society. A total of 1,942 disability hate crimes were recorded by police forces in England, Wales and Northern Ireland last year.

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