The North East had the highest increase in reported hate crimes following Brexit.

Statistics from police forces show a 109.6% increase in the North East region.

The information was revealed following a freedom of information request to police forces in the UK to understand the impact of the referendum on hate-related offences.

Reported by ITV You can read the full story here. 

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.