Racist attacks are growing year on year in Bracknell, police data reveals.

Thames Valley Police has released its crime summary from September 2019 to August 2020.

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The data shows the number of crimes recorded in Bracknell and Wokingham in the past four years.

From the figures, there is a clear trend in the number of racist incidents reported to police in Bracknell.

In 2017/2018, 155 such incidents were reported to the force, while in 2018/2019 the figure rose to 218.

Recorded incidents for the most recent year, which spans from September 2019 - August 2020, increased once again to 238.

The data suggests that racist crimes rose 9.2 per cent in the 12 month period.

Ableist (anti-disability) crime rose by 8 per cent, from 34 to 37 in the past year.

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There were no religious crimes reported in 2019 according to the police data.

Thames Valley Police has been asked to provide a comment.