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 helpline@lgf.org.uk