Evidence Exchange of LGBT Statistics

Welcome to LGBT Foundation’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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The majority (64.7%) of [trans] respondents have awareness of the services that police, the Crown Prosecution Service and Witness Care services could provide.

Topics:
Discrimination: Hate Crime, Hate Crime, Hate Crime, Hate Crime, Hate Crime
Crime: Hate Crime, Hate Crime, Hate Crime, Hate Crime, Hate Crime

Year: 2016

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The majority (65.9%) of [trans] respondents answered that they would consider the use of a third-party reporting mechanism to report hate crime, which indicates a knowledge of third-party reporting and a level of confidence in their use/worth.

Topics:
Discrimination: Hate Crime, Hate Crime, Hate Crime, Hate Crime, Hate Crime
Crime: Hate Crime, Hate Crime, Hate Crime, Hate Crime, Hate Crime

Year: 2016

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Only 25.7% replied that they would be concerned about family becoming aware of their trans status [as a result of reporting a hate crime to police], this could be because the majority of respondents are open with their family about their identity. This could also reflect that most of the respondents were transsexual rather than transvestite, who tend to be more secretive about their trans identity.

Topics:
Discrimination: Hate Crime, Hate Crime, Hate Crime, Hate Crime, Hate Crime, Hate Crime
Crime: Hate Crime, Hate Crime, Hate Crime, Hate Crime, Hate Crime, Hate Crime

Year: 2016

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Just under half (47.56%) of the [trans] respondents felt that they were treated with respect on the initial contact [with police]. In 2013 when the same question was posed 74.2% of respondents replied that they were treated with respect, which represents a significant drop.

Topics:
Discrimination: Hate Crime, Hate Crime, Hate Crime, Hate Crime, Hate Crime
Crime: Hate Crime, Hate Crime, Hate Crime, Hate Crime, Hate Crime

Year: 2016

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The majority (77.1%) of respondents stated that confidentiality with regard to their trans status was important [when dealing with police].

Topics:
Discrimination: Hate Crime, Hate Crime, Hate Crime, Hate Crime, Hate Crime
Crime: Hate Crime, Hate Crime, Hate Crime, Hate Crime, Hate Crime

Year: 2016

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Only a small number of respondents (15.38%) felt that the officer [who handled their hate crime report] had an understanding or knowledge of trans issues.

Topics:
Discrimination: Hate Crime, Hate Crime, Hate Crime, Hate Crime, Hate Crime
Crime: Hate Crime, Hate Crime, Hate Crime, Hate Crime, Hate Crime

Year: 2016

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The majority of [trans] respondents (74.2%) felt like they were treated respectfully by the police. This is a similar figure to the general perception of victims of crime.

Topics:
Discrimination: Hate Crime, Hate Crime, Hate Crime, Hate Crime, Hate Crime
Crime: Hate Crime, Hate Crime, Hate Crime, Hate Crime, Hate Crime

Year: 2016

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Of the respondents who had contacted the police about a hate crime or incident, there was a similar split between yes (23.08%) and no (21.79%) as to whether the hate motivation had been acknowledged. This prompts the question of whether police officers recognise a trans hate crime/incident adequately, and when it is identified is this explained to the victim.

Topics:
Discrimination: Hate Crime, Hate Crime, Hate Crime, Hate Crime, Hate Crime, Hate Crime
Crime: Hate Crime, Hate Crime, Hate Crime, Hate Crime, Hate Crime, Hate Crime

Year: 2016

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71.4% of the [trans] respondents were either satisfied or very satisfied with the initial contact with police, this is a very similar figure to the victim satisfaction figures with regard to all hate crime victims. However, it is lower than satisfaction rates for theft offences which are around 80%. On the reverse, 28.6% respondents were either dissatisfied or very dissatisfied.

Topics:
Discrimination: Hate Crime, Hate Crime, Hate Crime, Hate Crime, Hate Crime
Crime: Hate Crime, Hate Crime, Hate Crime, Hate Crime, Hate Crime

Year: 2016

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The majority of the respondents (nearly 70%) who had been a victim, never reported the incident to the police. This backs up the perception that trans hate crime is vastly underreported.

Topics:
Discrimination: Hate Crime, Hate Crime, Hate Crime, Hate Crime, Hate Crime
Crime: Hate Crime, Hate Crime, Hate Crime, Hate Crime, Hate Crime

Year: 2016

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