Hate Crime Awareness Week 2013
Publish Date: 15/10/2013
Hate Crime Awareness Week (12 - 19th October) has also seen the release of new data around hate crime. Homophobic Hate Crime: The Gay British Crime Survey 2013, released today, found that hate crime remains a serious issue across the country:
- One in six (17%) of lesbian, gay and bisexual people have experienced a hate crime or incident in the last three years, with two thirds not reporting it to anyone.
- One in ten (10%) of those who experienced a homophobic hate crime were physically assaulted
- Almost one in five (18%) victims were threatened with violence or the use of force.
- More than eight in ten (85%) of gay people who suffered a hate crime or incident reported harassment, insults or intimidation.
It’s important that if you are, or think you are, a victim of hate crime – you report it. If you don’t want to go to the Police, you can always report it to a third party hate crime reporting centre, such as The Lesbian & Gay Foundation.
For more information visit our dedicated Hate Crime section on our website, including how to report a transphobic hate crime.
You can also call us on 0845 3 30 30 30, or email firstname.lastname@example.org