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The British government totally condemns the appalling rise in hate crime

The British government totally condemns the appalling rise in hate crime. We have a proud history as a multi-cultural society and that will continue.

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The police have rightly said they will respond robustly and offenders can expect tough sentences for these crimes.

The British government will also step up our response – our action includes new steps to boost reporting of hate crime and support victims; new Crown Prosecution Service guidance to prosecutors on racially aggravated crime; a new fund for protective security measures at potentially vulnerable institutions; and additional funding to community organisations tackling hate crime.

Published 4 July 2016