Almost half of LGBT+ Londoners say they’ve been a victim of hate crime in the last 12 months, a survey has found.
A new report, commissioned by Pride in London, highlighted a 35% spike in reported hate crime against the LGBT+ community in the capital since same-sex marriage was introduced in 2014.
“Many people think that London is a progressive city, but hate is still a big problem for the LGBT+ community here,” a statement from Pride in London said.
Chief Superintendent Dave Stringer, the Metropolitan Police’s lead for combating hate crime, said the crime spike came from an improved confidence in reporting.
But the survey highlighted a number of victims who didn’t take the issue to police. Read more via HuffPost