Of the thousands of disability hate crimes reported to the police last year, just 1% resulted in criminal charges, two charities have revealed. Leonard Cheshire and United Response submitted Freedom of Information requests to 43 police forces in England and Wales and 36 responded. It found that out of more than 11,000 reports, 99% of cases went no further. The National Police Chiefs’ Council said it wanted “to understand the reasons” behind the low number.