Source: BBC News
Police have recorded a surge in hate crime directed at people in England and Wales because of their religious beliefs.
It rose by 40%, from 5,949 in 2016-17 to 8,336 in 2017-18, according to the Home Office data.
Most religious hate crime – 52% of all offences – was aimed at Muslims.
But the separate Crime Survey of England and Wales, which is a broader measure of people’s experience of crime, showed no rise.