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Alcohol intoxication behind 90% of hate crimes: study

After interviewing accident and emergency attendees with injuries resulting from violence, a team of researchers recently found that 18.5% of them considered themselves to have been attacked by people motivated by prejudice. But the more important part was that "alcohol intoxication" was reported as being particularly relevant and accounted for 90% of the targeted attacks. “A striking aspect of the study was the discovery that most attacks weren’t fuelled by hate alone; alcohol appeared to act as an igniter,” said…