Hate Crime

Stonewall has produced a brand new hate crime reporting guide, covering all forms of hate crime. It tells people how they're protected, where to go for help, and why it is important to report hate crime.

How to Report Hate Crime

You can download the guide in Urdu, Polish and Spanish. There are also easy read and plain text versions available.

We've produced a series of posters to raise awareness of reporting hate crime - amongst those who experience hate crime as well as those who witness it.

No Bystanders Poster      No Bystanders 2       No Bystanders Posters


You can also download an easy read poster.


The Gay British Crime Survey 2013

In 2013 Stonewall remains deeply concerned that lesbian, gay and bisexual people continue to live in fear of homophobic abuse. In spite of significant legal changes in recent years, Stonewall's research shows that many gay people remain subject to violence and intimidation, with far too few reporting what they have experienced to the police.

Hate crime guide


Stonewall's latest publication looks in detail at the extent and nature of homophobic hate crimes and incidents in Britain. The polling of 2,500 people, conducted by YouGov for Stonewall, shows that hate crime remains a serious issue across the country.

  • One in six lesbian, gay and bisexual people have experienced a hate crime or incident in the last three years
  • One in ten victims experienced a physical assault
  • More than three quarters of victims did not report what they had experienced to the police and two thirds didn't report it to anyone

Download a copy of The Gay British Crime Survey 2013

Police guide - hatecrime

Stonewall has also launched a practical guide for police forces on how to protect lesbian, gay and bisexual people. Protecting lesbian, gay and bisexual people: A practical guide for police forces sets out simple and practical steps that police forces can take to help them better serve lesbian, gay and bisexual people. We have sent a copy to all Chief Constables, Police and Crime Commissioners and local authorities in England and Wales. 

Download a copy of Protecting lesbian, gay and bisexual people: A practical guide for polices forces  

For more information on Stonewall's work with the criminal justice system contact crime@stonewall.org.uk

For further details about homophobic hate crime, including how to report incidents to the police, visit our hate crime information pages.

To order hard copies of these resources visit our resources page.

If you need more support please contact Stonewall's Information Service. 


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