Data will be shared to beat hate


Police say they will share details about the victims of race-hate attacks with organisations that can help those who have been abused.

The decision to share data with the Community Security Trust and Tell Mama, which tackles anti-Muslim abuse, was a response to increased community tension, police said.

It comes after the All-Party Parliamentary Inquiry into Antisemitism called on police forces to improve the way they co-ordinate responses to anti-Jewish crimes.

Victims will be referred to CST only if they agree. The charity's chief executive David Delew said: "Our existing data-sharing agreements are delivering real benefits in our understanding of hate crime in local areas. This latest development will see those benefits replicated throughout the UK."

Assistant Chief Constable Mark Hamilton said the new arrangement would allow police to better protect victims and catch offenders.

Tell Mama chief executive Fiyaz Mughal said his organisation was developing "strong working relationships with police forces".

John Mann, chair of the parliamentary group, said that system "allowed the UK to boast one of, if not the, best data set on antisemitism in the world".

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