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Concerned: Dolores Kelly

Concerned: Dolores Kelly

Liam McBurney

Concerned: Dolores Kelly

Fewer than one in 10 reported race hate incidents in Northern Ireland results in a conviction, official figures show.

It has led to calls for more to be done to reassure minority communities that they can feel safe.

According to PSNI statistics, since April 2014 more than 1,000 racist incidents a year have been reported.