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Disability hate crime crackdown

A campaign to raise awareness of disability hate crime is being launched in Cumbria.

The joint campaign between Cumbria Police and the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) is being run over eight weeks, after discussions showed that a large amount of hate crime goes unreported.

A meeting was held with disabled people and disibility groups after figures showed that only 17 disability hate crimes were reported to police in Cumbria in 2012, in comparison to 166 reports of race hate crime.