A statement from the National Police Chiefs’ Council Lead for Hate Crime has skewered the mainstream media and ‘Remain’ politician narrative that there has been a confirmed spike in hate crimes across the United Kingdom since the country voted to leave the European Union (EU).
Speaking on Tuesday, Assistant Chief Constable Mark Hamilton clarified that while reporting of hate crimes had risen via an online form, there was no evidence to suggest that this was uniquely related to a Brexit vote, nor that the crimes have actually been committed.
Earlier Breitbart London reported on how Remain campaigners are using Facebook groups to urge people to report hate crimes via the online ‘True Vision’ platform.
Hamilton said: “Police forces are working closely with their communities to maintain unity and tolerance and prevent any hate crime or abuse following the EU referendum. At the national level, the vast majority of people are continuing to go about their lives in safety and security and there have been no major spikes in tensions reported.
“However, we are seeing an increase in reports [emphasis added] of hate crime incidents to True Vision, the police online hate crime reporting site. This is similar to the trends following other major national or international events.
And further information from his office stated that there has been an of 57 per cent increase in reporting [emphasis added] to True Vision since Friday compared to this time last month.
They add: “This should not be read as a national increase in hate crime of 57% but an increase in reporting through one mechanism.”