Religious hate crimes rise fivefold

The number of faith-hate crimes, predominantly directed at British Muslims, has passed the 200 mark. In the same fortnight last year, 30 faith-hate incidents were reported by the Met. Nationally, the figure for hate incidents directed at Muslims has passed 1,200 as a backlash continues. The figures are almost certainly lower than the actual level, with studies showing hate crimes are under reported by a factor of four.

Guardian, 23 July 2005

See also  “The main thing we feel is fear, 24/7”, Guardian 23 July 2005