Are you Hate Crime Aware?

Publish Date: 11/01/2013

Hate crime is a prevalent issue within the lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) community, yet a significant number of cases continue to go unreported.

 1 in 5 LGB people have experienced a homophobic hate crime or incident in the last three years, yet just 1 in 4 reported them to the police (Stonewall, 2008).  This figure is reflected in the low number of reporting within Manchester; from statistics released by Greater Manchester Police, 2011 saw just 194 reports were made, indicating a 6% decrease on the previous year. 

Did you know The Lesbian & Gay Foundation’s (LGF) Community Resource Centre is a third party reporting centre for homophobic hate crime? We can also offer support and advice to people affected by the issue.

The LGF’s Hate Crime Awareness Event is taking place on Saturday 26th January 12 – 2pm, as part of Manchester’s Hate Crime Awareness Week (20th – 27th January).

The event will be held at our Community Resource Centre, Number 5 Richmond Street, Manchester will include

·         A session on what is homophobic hate crime is and how to report it. 

·         Information on what support is available to victims of hate crime, including information stalls from relevant support organisations such as Victim Support.   

·         A questions and answer session for attendees.

We hope to have representation from Greater Manchester Police and Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service, allowing attendees to see the whole of the criminal justice system process, whilst having the opportunity to discuss any issues relating to hate crime.  

For more information and to attend email samantha.days@lgf.org.uk or call 0845 3 30 30 30.