Hate crimes against disabled people in Northern Ireland have soared by more than a third in a year, charities have found. There was a rise of 36% here, with 72 crimes recorded in 2019/20 and 53 the previous year, research by Leonard Cheshire and United Response found. Terry McCorry, Leonard Cheshire’s disability hate crime advocate in Northern Ireland, said: “This intolerable crime can seriously impact the lives of disabled people who are already marginalised by society.

via belfast telegraph: NI disabled suffer rise in hate crimes