22 July, 2015

Homophobic and Transphobic Hate Crimes in Europe

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Category: hate crime, Homophobia, Transphobia, Uncategorized, Victims of hate crime
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Hate crimes and incidents can range from insults to inciting others to hatred, serious physical assault and murder. Perpetrators of homophobic hate incidents are motivated by prejudice or hostility towards their victim’s actual or perceived lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGBT) sexual orientation. Homophobic hate crimes and incidents are a serious issue that the police and their partners need to respond to. There is still confusion among communities and relevant authorities regarding what homophobic and transphobic hate crimes are. Homophobic hate crimes and incidents occur commonly in the everyday lives of LGBTQI people. Only about 10 % of hate crimes and incidents are reported to the police. Gay men and young people are far less likely to report incidents to the police than lesbians and older people respectively. Europe seems to be a safer place for LGBTQI people, however there is still a lot to be done to prevent and to investigate these criminal acts. Below you can read a detailed infographic of many aspects of the issue.


For more details you can read:

Survey Data Explorer 2012


Presenting the findings from the largest-ever LGBT hate crime and discrimination survey


Research summary 38 – Homophobic hate crimes and hate incidents (Stonewall Charity,  2009, UK)


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