June 20, 2021

Police officers are victims in almost half of all hate crime prosecutions

Police officers are victims in up to half of all hate crime prosecutions, statistics show, as body-worn cameras have made it easier to bring abusers to justice.

For North Yorkshire police, 53 per cent of all prosecuted hate crimes in 2019/20 involved a victim who was a police employee or officer, compared with less than a fifth in 2017/18.

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