The chances of police or prosecutors taking action against hate crime offenders have plummeted over the last year, new figures show.

Victims of hate crime now have only a one in four chance of seeing a perpetrator charged, cautioned or dealt with in some other way by the police – down from one in three in the previous year, data obtained by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism reveals.

Official explanations for the drop vary, with some forces blaming cuts, and others lack of cooperation from victims.

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