Recorded hate crime against disabled people has increased a staggering 41 per cent in just one year but campaigners say the figures are just the tip of the iceberg.

According to data acquired by The Independent via Freedom of Information request, hate crimes recorded by police have risen to 2,765 incidents in 2014-15 compared to 1,955 incidents in 2013-14.

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I am a journalist and author. I am a staff writer at the UK edition of WIRED magazine and in 2015 my book, Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. I created FOI Directory in 2012.