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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78% of LGBT victims of physical assault in Waltham Forest did not report it to the police as a homophobic or transphobic assault. 38% felt there was nothing the police could do and 33% thought they would not be taken seriously.

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Crime: Hate Crime, Assault

Year: 2010

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Approximately 55% of LGBT people use cannabis in their lifetimes.

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Substance Misuse: Drugs

Year: 2009

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3.9% of women living in London aged 16-44 have had a same sex sexual partner.

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Population Characteristics: Women

Year: 2001

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8.6% of men in inner London have had a male sexual partner in the last 5 years.

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Population Characteristics: Other

Year: 1997

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25% of women living in Waltham Forest had ever experienced domestic abuse, including 20% who had experienced it in a relationship with a woman.

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Crime: Domestic Abuse

Year: 2008

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1 in 6 local LGBT people do not feel safe using public transport in Waltham Forest

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Discrimination: Public Life

Year: 2010

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Just over half of LGBT victims of verbal abuse in Waltham Forest who did not report the abuse to the police did not because they believed there was nothing the police could do.

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Crime: Hate Crime

Year: 2010

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Under 1 in 10 LGBT people in Waltham Forest were aware they could report hate crimes on the local council website. Under 1 in 5 knew there were community hate reporting sites and 1 in 20 had heard of Report It.

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Crime: Hate Crime

Year: 2010

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It is estimated that about 75% of LGB individuals have taken recreational drugs during their lifetime, while between 30% and 50% have used drugs in the last year.

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Substance Misuse: Drugs

Year: 2010

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10% of LGB people believed they had received inappropriate advice on methods of contraception, cervical smears and HIV/AIDS testing in relation to their sexual orientation.

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Discrimination: Healthcare
Sexual Health: Other, HIV Information

Year: 2007

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1 in 10 LGBT people living in Waltham Forest have been physically assaulted and almost 4 in 10 have been verbally abused.

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Crime: Hate Crime
Discrimination: Assault

Year: 2010

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Just under half of LGBT people in Waltham Forest who had been physically assaulted because of their sexual or gender identity had been assaulted in the last year. just over 4 out of 5 had been assaulted in the past 3 years and 19 out of 20 in the last 5 years.

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Crime: Hate Crime, Assault

Year: 2010

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Just over 1 in 5 LGBT people in Waltham Forest have experienced domestic violence.

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Crime: Domestic Abuse

Year: 2010

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Just over half of LGBT residents in Waltham Forest did not believe that the police would take reports of verbal abuse seriously. Whereas just under 3 in 10 did not think they would take reports of physical assault seriously.

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Crime: Hate Crime, Assault

Year: 2010

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50% of LGBT victims of domestic abuse in Waltham Forest who reported it to the police believed they had responded well to their report. 60% of those reporting verbal abuse felt that the police responded poorly to the report.

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Crime: Hate Crime, Assault

Year: 2010

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Just under 1 in 10 LGBT people in Waltham Forest believed the authorities were effective at reducing anti-social behaviour.

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Crime: Other

Year: 2010

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82% of LGBT people avoid same-sex affection whilst in public in Waltham Forest.

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Discrimination: Public Life

Year: 2010

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Of all LGBT people who had been physically attacked in Waltham Forest because of their sexual or gender identity, 30% of the assaults were in the last year, 63% the last 3 years and 85% the last 5 years.

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Crime: Hate Crime, Assault

Year: 2010

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In 2004 31.7% of men who engage in same sex sexually activity were verbally abused, but only 8% of victims reported the abuse to the police.

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Crime: Hate Crime

Year: 2007

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In 2002 26% of gay men were discriminated against by strangers in the street; 13% from work colleagues; 5% on public transport and 5% while shopping.

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Discrimination: Employment, Public Life

Year: 2003

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Over half of LGBT residents in Waltham Forest consider homophobic and trans phobic harassment to be a problem in the area.

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Crime: Hate Crime
Discrimination: Public Life

Year: 2010

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3 out of 4 LGBT people living in Waltham Forest consider homophobic and trans-phobic harassment in the area to be the same as rates of harassment in other areas of London. 1 in 5 believe harassment is worse in Waltham Forest and just under 1 in 20 believe it is worse in other areas in London.

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Crime: Hate Crime
Discrimination: Public Life

Year: 2010

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30% of LGBT people in Waltham Forest knew the police had a LGBT liaison officer. For the majority, knowing this increased their confidence that the police would treat them fairly.

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Legal rights: Other
Population Characteristics: Other

Year: 2010

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Just under 4 in 10 LGBT residents in Waltham Forest have been verbally abused for being LGBT.

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Discrimination: Other
Crime: Hate Crime

Year: 2010

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In 2004 8.3% of men who engage in same sex sexually activity were physically attacked, but only 36% of victims reported the attacks to the police.

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Crime: Hate Crime, Assault

Year: 2007

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3.9% of women and 5.5% of men aged 16 to 44 and living in London had a same sex sexual partner in the last five years. The figures are lower in the rest of the UK for both women (2.4%) and men (2.1%), confirming that sexual minorities migrate to large cities, especially London.

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Population Characteristics: Other

Year: 2001

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12% of LGBT people living in Waltham Forest thought the council was making the area a better place for LGBT people.

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Population Characteristics: Other

Year: 2010

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Around 1 in 3 LGBT people living in Waltham Forest were proud of their local area

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Population Characteristics: Other

Year: 2010

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Almost half of the LGBT residents in Waltham Forest believed that the area had not got worse or improved in recent years.

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Population Characteristics: Other

Year: 2010

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4.7% of gay and bisexual men reported using crystal meth in the last year.

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Substance Misuse: Drugs

Year: 2009

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