New research exploring hate crimes in the UK show nearly half of LGBT+ Londoners claim to have been a victim of hate crime. Pride in London, which commissioned the research, launched a hate-crime awareness campaign today and revealed it was behind the anonymous ‘hate’ posters and taxi adverts that have been spotted across London since Monday.
Other findings comparing the experiences of LGBT+ Londoners and UK adults show:
- 68% of LGBT+ Londoners worry that they could be a victim of hate crime
- 42% of LGBT+ Londoners have been a victim of hate crime in the last 12 months
- 18% of UK adults believe that they have been a victim of hate crime
- Only a third of UK adults that have experienced a hate crime reported it to the police and amongst LGBT+ Londoners this falls to around a fifth (21%)
Pride in London’s hate crime campaign, supported by the Metropolitan Police Service and the LGBT+ anti-violence charity Galop, also uses crime statistics and social media data powered by Brandwatch social intelligence to feature real life incidents for hate crime on more than 80 posters throughout the city; supplied by Jack Agency, the ECN digital network, and across the VeriFone Media Digital Taxi Top network displaying 50 different geo located messages.
Read more on the Pride in London website here.
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