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Hate Crime

Hate Crime (2013) presents the findings of Stonewall and YouGov polling of lesbian, gay and bisexual people on their experiences of hate crime and the criminal justice system.

Hate Crime (2013)

Key findings

  • One in five (19 per cent) lesbian, gay and bisexual people surveyed in Wales had been the victim of a homophobic hate crime or incident in the last three years. One in ten (11 per cent) experienced a homophobic hate crime or incident in the last 12 months.
  • One in twenty (five per cent) lesbian, gay and bisexual people in Wales see homophobic harassment or attacks as a ‘very’ or ‘fairly big’ problem in their area.
  • More than four in five (86 per cent) of those who had experienced a homophobic hate crime or incident did not report it to the police.
  • Almost seven in ten (68 per cent) lesbian, gay and bisexual people in Wales feel they are at greater risk of being insulted, intimidated or harassed than a heterosexual person.
  • More than two in five (43 per cent) think they are at greater risk of being physically assaulted and more than a quarter (27 per cent) feel at greater risk of sexual assault than heterosexual people.
  • One in four (26 per cent) lesbian, gay and bisexual people say they alter their behaviour so they’re not perceived as gay or bisexual in order to avoid being the victim of crime.