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Drop in hate crimes against the disabled
10:00am Friday 1st November 2013 in Headlines
A Freedom of Information request has revealed that the number of hate crimes recorded against people with disabilities in Oxfordshire has fallen in the last three years.
In 2011, there were nine recorded crimes in total across Oxfordshire. This included four crimes of violence against the person, three of criminal damage and arson offences, one theft offence and one public order offence.
This dropped to six recorded crimes in 2012, which included three crimes of violence against the person, two theft offences and one public order offence.
Up until September 30 this year, there have been five crimes – three public order offences, one violence against the person and one criminal damage and arson offence.
In total, seven crimes were recorded from Cherwell and South Oxfordshire, four from Oxford and two from West Oxfordshire.
But only three people were charged and one sent to prison.
Thames Valley Police had not responded to a request for comment when we went to press.
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