Hate crime in London increases to 50 cases a day

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Hate crime in London increases to 50 cases a day

Londoners are reporting an average of 50 hate crimes a day, according to new figures released from City Hall.

Last year saw around 19,000 offences reported to police with transphobic and disability hate crimes seeing the steepest annual increase.

The London Assembly has urged Sadiq Khan to do more to address the issue.

The findings were released at Chelsea's ground today with football related incidents described as part of the picture. 

In response, the deputy mayor for policing and crime, Sophie Linden, said more than £6 million had been invested to tackle hate crime, but that it was clear more needed to be done.

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