“'The sad reality for many lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Scots is that that they face hate crime every day at home, in their communities and their workplaces. Whilst any single hate crime incident is one too many this increase suggests that more LGBT people feel able to report these crimes to the police. This is a positive development. Stonewall Scotland’s research shows, however, that more than a third of LGBT people still don’t feel confident in reporting such incidents to the police and we will continue our work with Police Scotland to address this. Today’s figures show that there has been lots done but there is still lots to do.”
Stonewall Scotland's Homophobic Hate Crime Report is available here.
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