Dorset sees highest rise in hate crime after Brexit vote

In some areas, the number of incidents more than doubled.

Police are looking into whether hate-crime legislation should be created in New Zealand, following an alleged racial attack in Huntly.

The number of reported hate crimes for the July to September quarter rose from 10,793 in 2015 to 14,295 for the same period past year.

The new figures represent a 41% rise in hate crimes compared to the same period in 2015, with more than 14.000 incidents.

Following the European Union referendum vote, there was a rash of anecdotal reports of hate crimes throughout the country.

Police are considering the advantages of introducing a specific hate speech crime to target anecdotal reports of an increase in attacks.

Thankfully, the figures do not suggest a trend across the entire country.

"I have been working closely with Kent Police through my different roles to understand the situation here in Kent relating to hate crime", he told us.

EHRC boss David Isaac said: "The vast majority of people who voted to leave the European Union did so because they believed it was best for Britain and not because they are intolerant of others", he said.

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'We can not allow such intolerable acts of hate to be condoned or repeated.

"There is no place for hate in Lancashire".

"Of course there will be individual instances and people should never be victims of hate crime at all".

"The sort of hate speech stuff can be used as an aggravating factor in sentencing and I think that's kind of good, but as far as doing something further than that, that's not one of our priorities at the moment".

Police data shows there was a clear growing trend in racist incidents across England and Wales from July to September 2016.

Comparable data is not available for Scotland and Northern Ireland.

There was a 6% rise recorded by police in Staffordshire, where Nuttall is a candidate in the Stoke-on-Trent Central by-election.

The new analysis, the Press Association says, provides a first full glimpse of hate crime statistics in the country following the June referendum vote, and has prompted The Equality and Human Rights Commission in the United Kingdom to warn the country's police departments to prepare for more possible spikes as Brexit negotiations get underway. "Behaviour of this nature has no place in our society".

In October 2016, the UK Home Office published preliminary numbers indicating, much like the Press Association's fresh analysis, that hate crime numbers had indeed risen following the Brexit referendum.