A rise in the number of hate crimes cases reported in England and Wales this year, according to police officials.
According to statistics provided by the reports, 155,841 offences were reported in the year ending in March, up 26% from the previous year and the most significant yearly increase since 2017.
The Home Office said that there were 8,730 hate crimes based on religion, 109,843 hate crimes based on race, 26,152 hate crimes based on sexual orientation, 14,242 hate crimes based on a handicap, and 4,355 hate crimes based on transgender identity.
There are other factors that drive certain other crimes as well.
Additionally, hate crimes against transgender persons are rising by 56%, which is a very large number.
In 2012, the number of religious hate crimes reached a record high; the proportion grew by 37%.
Hate crimes based on sexual orientation and disability both surged by 41% and 43%, respectively.
The Home Office claimed that over the previous year, social media had seen a significant increase in the discussion of trans issues, which may have contributed to the rise in associated hate crimes.
According to Nancy Kelley, CEO of Stonewall, “These numbers are again another reminder that the relentless drumbeat of anti-LGBTQ+ sentiment in media and politics has a real cost.”
For the previous several months, the most notable but recent crimes that occurred around England have been discussed on social media.
Famous murder cases like that of Chris Kaba and Olivia Pratt-Korbel are important illustrations of the rise in human violence.
In Liverpool, the city where Olivia Pratt-Korbel was murdered, a nine-year-old girl was mercilessly shot in the chest while at home with her mother.
All parents of school-aged children who travel outside to study felt threatened by this; they feared their children would not even be secure in their own houses.