The Met Police has issued a statement to encourage victims of hate crime to come forward, and to stress they will not tolerate hate crime in the capital.
In the statement head of community engagement for the Metropolitan Police, Chief Superintendent Dave Stringer, talked about the Met's commitment to tackling hate crime in all forms.
The Met made 25 arrests for hate crime offences between Saturday (June 3) and Wednesday (June 7).
But Chief Superintendent Stringer also highlighted a year on year increase in all areas of the crime.
He said the rise is due to a range of factors: "A growing willingness of victims to report hate crime, an overall improved awareness of staff in identifying these offences, and work with partners to support victims."
He added: "However, we also know world events can also contribute to a rise in hate crime."
The statement has been released in the wake of the London Bridge terror attack, in which eight people lost their lives, and 48 were left injured.
Chief Superintendent Stringer added: "Since Saturday evening's attacks, we have increased the number of officers on the streets and in communities to reassure local people that they are able to go about their daily lives in peace and without fear of harassment or intimidation.
"Dedicated ward officers have also made contact with their local places of worship to encourage them to report hate crimes and to reassure those who congregate there that the police will take these crimes seriously.
"The Metropolitan Police has made 25 arrests for hate crime offences since Saturday."
He also added: "Following the terrorist incidents in Europe in recent years, we have anticipated that similar incidents in the UK may lead to a greater need to support those communities that are more vulnerable to becoming victims of hate crime, and we have taken action accordingly."
The Met Police says it has increased specialist investigators within the London boroughs by 30 per cent and has more than 900 members of staff dedicated to investigating all hate crime and domestic abuse crimes.
The force encourages people to report hate crime by dialling 999 in an emergency or 101 in a non-emergency.
Those wishing to speak to someone can also do so directly at the police station, through the MOPAC Hate Crime app or through community methods such as Tell MAMA, Galop, or the CST.
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