More than 300 Islamophobic hate crimes reported in Brent

Hundreds of hate crimes against Muslim people have been reported to the Metropolitan Police in Brent in the last few years.

By Anon, Brent · May 11, 2020

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More than 300 Islamophobic hate crimes have been reported to the police in Brent in the past several years.

Between June 1, 2015, and January 31, 2020, London Metropolitan Police received 304 reports of crimes of this nature, including 172 which were public order offences. 

These offences include affray, intentional harassment and alarm of distress and threatening, abusive or insulting behaviour.

2017 and 2018 were the worst years, with 75 and 74 offences reported respectively. There were 40 in 2019.

A total of 112 reports were of violent crimes, which can range from common assault with an injury to robbery or murder.

The findings were sourced by media literacy charity The Student View.