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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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.

Topics:
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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39% of gay and bisexual men reported that they would be more likely to have unsafe sex when using drugs.

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Substance Misuse: Drugs

Year: 2005

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5.5% of men living in London aged 16-44 have had a same sex sexual partner in the past 5 years.

Year: 2001

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30% of LGBT people living in Waltham Forest thought that the council was doing a good job.

Year: 2010

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40% of LGBT people who reported verbal abuse in Waltham Forest were pleased with the police response.

Topics:
Crime: Hate Crime

Year: 2010

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