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In a recent BBC report West Yorkshire Police have been urged to improve the way it handles Hate Crime incidents.

Police need to “get better” at handling reports of hate crime, according to West Yorkshire’s deputy mayor, Alison Lowe

Police recorded more than 11,000 hate crimes last year. Separate data reveal a 40% rise in transphobic incidents and significant rise in disability incidents.

‘A lot of people don’t report’

Christina, a trans woman who supports victims through the charity Trans Leeds, said she was not surprised by the figure.

“I feel that is significantly low compared to what the real numbers would be because a lot of people don’t report,” she said.

To read the full report follow the link below

BBC Radio Leeds Hate Crime Article