a further 23% had been assaulted or violently attacked at some time in their lives
These figures are particularly disturbing when you consider that only a small number of these incidents are reported to the police. Our research found that only 17% of those who shared these experiences had reported the incident to the police.
These figures, along with evidence from other research conducted in this area, show the level and extent of this problem.
But what can you do if it happens to you?
The aim of this section is to provide information about hate crimes as well as some practical guidance about how to stay safe and who to turn to if it happens to you.
What is an anti-LGBT or homophobic hate crime?
About anti-LGBT harassment or verbal abuse?
About anti-LGBT abuse or violent attack?
Where do these incidents happen and who are the perpetrators?
What if it happens to you?
Reporting the crime
Tips on how to stay safe and avoid being attacked
What to do if you feel threatened
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