ADDED ON: 10/16/2018

Hate Crimes Against LGBTI Community on Rise in UK

10/16/2018 | DevDiscourse

Reported hate crimes against gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people in England and Wales have risen by 28 per cent, according to figures released on Tuesday that activists said were a “wake-up call”. Police recorded nearly 13,300 crimes in the year to the end of March, though rights group Stonewall said its research showed four in five incidents went unreported, with younger people particularly reluctant to go to the police. “These statistics are a wake-up call,” said Laura Russell, policy head at Stonewall. “While some may suggest this rise is due to increased confidence in reporting, we fear these represent the tip of the iceberg in hate crimes against LGBT people.”


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