Disability Hate Crime: Number Of Reports Rising

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From BBC News.

Shocking but not surprising is how one campaigner has described a rise in disability hate crimes.

Research by learning disability charity United Response found there were more than 6,000 reported cases in 2018-19, a rise of just under 12% in a year.

The police force area with the largest number was West Yorkshire (818), followed by Greater Manchester (464).

Chloe Tear, a disability blogger from West Yorkshire, said disabled people faced “malicious comments” every day.

The 21-year-old has mild cerebral palsy and is partially-sighted.

‘Really hurtful’

She said three years ago she was in a wheelchair when eggs were thrown at her.

“It really shocked me. The person who did it knew me, knew that I was an open book about my disability.

 

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