Nearly 45 per cent of hate crimes are solved by Northamptonshire Police – 20 per cent higher than the national average.
But new figures show a slight increase in racist and homophobic crimes over the last three years. Almost half of the race hate crimes were reported by white Europeans.
Overall, 43 per cent of hate crimes were cleared up by police. In the last three years, homophobic incidents have increased from 47 in 2005/06 to 65 between April 2007 and March this year. Racist crimes increased from 465 in 2006/07 to 476 in 2007/08.
Superintendent Andy Tresias said: "The figures show that many of the victims were white Europeans but I don't think they are any more vulnerable than any other groups.
You don’t think white Europeans are any more vulnerable? Are you an idiot or does the non white population make up half the population of Northamptonshire? I would generally like to know.
If the non white population makes up about 10% (which I think is average for