In a recent analysis released in June 2019, the Guardian newspaper found that homophobic and transphobic hate crimes have surged in the past five years.
Since 2014, offences against gay and lesbian people have doubled, and trebled against trans people. And just in the last couple of months there definitely appears to be a surge in LGBTQ attacks, many unprovoked, both nationally and locally across the Midlands region.
Here are just some of the other shocking facts behind the rise in homophobic and transphobic attacks in the UK.
One in five LGBT people (21%) have experienced a hate crime or incident due to their sexual orientation and/or gender identity in the last 12 months.
Three in ten LGBT people (29%) avoid certain streets because they do not feel safe there as an LGBT person.
One in ten LGBT people (10%) have experienced homophobic, biphobic or transphobic abuse online directed towards them personally in the last month.
A third of black, Asian and minority ethnic LGBT people (34%) have experienced a hate crime or incident based on their sexual orientation and/or gender identity in the last year, compared to one in five white LGBT people (20%).
Young people are at greatest risk 56% of trans young people aged 18 to 24 and 33% of LGB people aged 18 to 24 who aren’t trans have experienced a hate crime or incident based on their gender identity and/or sexual orientation in the last year.
All statistics given have been provded by Stonewall's LGBT IN BRITAIN: HATE CRIME AND DISCRIMINATION (2017) report
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