Homophobic hate crime prosecutions drop despite reports more than doubling

More people are reporting homophobic hate crime – but the number of charges has actually dropped.

The number of crimes of this nature reported to police has more than doubled in the past five years, but just 8% now result in prosecution, new figures suggest.

Reports of homophobic abuse recorded by UK police forces soared from 5,807 in 2014/15 to 13,530 in 2018/19, according to the data.

But the number of prosecutions dropped from 1,157 to 1,058 over the same period –...
source: Metro

2019-09-11 13:11
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