Evidence Exchange of LGB&T Statistics

Welcome to the LGF’s Evidence Exchange, an evidence base of statistics about lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) needs and experiences.

Topics range from healthcare to homophobia and schools to safer sex. The evidence base is continuously updated to include new research, and all records include as much information about the statistic as possible.

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A third of gay and bisexual men alter their behaviour so they’re not perceived as gay to avoid being the victim of crime compared to a fifth of gay and bisexual women.

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Crime: Other, Hate Crime
Population Characteristics: Other

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18% of gay and bisexual respondents aged 18-54 said that they had used cannabis in the past 12 months compared to 10% of their heterosexual counterparts.

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Substance Misuse: Drugs

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A quarter of LGB people alter their behaviour so they’re not perceived as gay to avoid being the victim of crime.

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Crime: Other, Hate Crime

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A third of gay and bisexual men alter their behaviour so they’re not perceived as gay to avoid being the victim of crime.

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Crime: Other, Hate Crime

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A fifth of lesbians and bisexual women alter their behaviour so they’re not perceived as gay to avoid being the victim of crime.

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Crime: Other, Hate Crime

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A quarter of bisexual men feel they are at greater risk of sexual assault than heterosexual people.

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Crime: Other, Hate Crime, Sexual Assault

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A fifth of gay men feel they are at greater risk of sexual assault than heterosexual people.

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Crime: Other, Hate Crime, Sexual Assault

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A quarter of LGB people feel more at risk than heterosexual people of having their property damaged.

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Crime: Other, Hate Crime

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3 in 10 gay men and lesbians feel more at risk than heterosexual people of having their property damaged.

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Crime: Other, Hate Crime

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A fifth of bisexual men and bisexual women feel more at risk than heterosexual people of having their property damaged.

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Crime: Other, Hate Crime

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A third of lesbians and bisexual women feel they are at greater risk of sexual assault than heterosexual people.

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Crime: Other, Hate Crime, Sexual Assault

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Two fifths of lesbians feel that they are at a greater risk than a heterosexual person of being physically assaulted.

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Crime: Other, Hate Crime

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Nearly 2 in 5 bisexual people feel that they are at a greater risk than heterosexual people of being physically assaulted.

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Crime: Other, Hate Crime

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Two thirds of LGB people feel that they are at a greater risk of being insulted or harassed than heterosexual people.

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Discrimination: Bullying
Crime: Other, Hate Crime

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Three quarters of LGB people aged 18 to 24 feel that they are at a greater risk of being insulted or harassed than heterosexual people.

Topics:
Discrimination: Bullying
Crime: Other, Hate Crime
Population Characteristics: Other

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Over two fifths of LGB people feel that they are at a greater risk than a heterosexual person of being physically assaulted.

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Crime: Other, Hate Crime

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Over half of gay men feel that they are at a greater risk than a heterosexual person of being physically assaulted.

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Crime: Other, Hate Crime

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13 per cent of LGB people living in rural communities worry about being a victim of crime.

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Crime: Other, Hate Crime
Population Characteristics: Other

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13 per cent of LGB people are worried about being a victim of sexual assault.

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Crime: Other, Hate Crime, Sexual Assault

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6 per cent of LGB people said being the victim of crime is their biggest fear, ahead of illness, accidents or financial difficulties.

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Crime: Other, Hate Crime

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28 per cent of LGB people living in urban communities worry about being a victim of crime.

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Crime: Other, Hate Crime
Population Characteristics: Other

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16 per cent of lesbians feel confident that their Police and Crime Commissioner will address homophobic hate crime in their area.

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Legal rights: Other
Crime: Other, Hate Crime

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A quarter of LGB people said they feel worried about being a victim of crime in general.

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Crime: Other, Hate Crime

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A quarter of LGB people are worried about being insulted or harassed.

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Crime: Other, Hate Crime

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A fith of LGB people are concerned about being physically assaulted.

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Crime: Hate Crime

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A quarter of LGB people now have more confidence in the police as a result of reporting a hate crime or incident.

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Legal rights: Other
Crime: Other, Hate Crime

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20 per cent of LGB people are confident that their Police and Crime Commissioner will address homophobic hate crime in their area.

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Legal rights: Other
Crime: Other, Hate Crime

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27 per cent of gay men feel confident that their Police and Crime Commissioner will address homophobic hate crime in their area.

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Legal rights: Other
Crime: Other, Hate Crime

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29% of LGB victims of a homophobic hate crime or incident said that they didn’t want to discuss the incident any further.

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Crime: Other, Hate Crime

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Half of LGB people reporting a hate crime or incident to the police were dissatisfied with the handling of it.

Topics:
Legal rights: Other
Discrimination: Other
Crime: Other, Hate Crime

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