Hate crime in the EU
Following the recent depressing inspection report that found British criminal justice agencies are doing very little to tackle disability hate crime, I thought it might be interesting to look more generally at the prevalence of hate crime within the European Union.
As you can see from the infographic reproduced below, even with the acknowledged under-reporting of hate crimes, the figures are extremely worrying. In surveys undertaken by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA):
- 1 in 3 Jewish people had faced verbal or physical violence
- 1 in 4 LGPT suffered violence
- 1 in 5 Roma had been victims of hate crimes
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