Sunday, 13 October 2013

Hate Crime: Shocking Figures!

One in six gay or bisexual people – about 630,000 individuals [sic] – has been victim of a homophobic hate crime or incident in the past three years, according to a report to be published this week.

The alarming findings, based on a YouGov poll of 2,500 gay people and published in the Gay British Crime Survey 2013, will reinforce calls for the problem to be taken more seriously.

The poll, commissioned by gay rights charity Stonewall, found that two-thirds of victims of hate crime did not report the incident to anyone. More than three-quarters did not report it to the police. Fewer than one in 10 victims who did report hate crimes to the police said it led to a conviction. And half of victims who reported a hate crime to police said it was recorded with no further action taken....

The Observer.

I don't want to make light of this, but only one in ten of these people reported that they had been physically assaulted - that's about one in sixty over three years; 1.7%.
The last ONS crime statistics had 3% of all adults reporting being physically assaulted in the last year.
Whilst I'm certain many others here had their lives made a misery by homophobic cunts, but should we really be saying that someone calling you a "faggot" when you pass in the street is a "hate crime"?
That might explain why most people didn't bother reporting it to the police.
Some people are dickheads, tell them to fuck off.

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