Gay hate crime

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Dear Greater Manchester Police and Crime Commissioner,

Dear Sir or Madam,

Could you please provide the following information:

1) How many gay hate crimes have been reported in your area for the
year to date?

2) How many gay hate crimes have been reported in your area for
each year for the past 5 years?

Yours faithfully,

Mr Alex Fox

GMPCC Info, Greater Manchester Police and Crime Commissioner

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Dear Alex

 

Thank you for your email.

 

The figures below have been taken from Greater Manchester Police’s
(GMP)performance bulletin, which is published on a monthly basis.

 

The figures shown are for hate crimes motivated by sexual orientation
(including homophobia and biphobia) recorded by GMP across Greater
Manchester, for each calendar year 2010 - 2014.

 

I have also included the figures as a proportion of total hate crime for
that year.

 

Please be aware that the calendar year 2014, is not yet complete so the
2014 figures are year to date only and not directly comparable with
previous, complete calendar years.

 

Calendar year 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014*
Hate crime motivated by sexual orientation 326 308 291 281 260
Proportion of overall hate crime 8% 9% 9% 9% 12%

 

*Year to date, end of June 2014

 

Numbers of sexual orientation motivated hate crimes have been generally
increasing in Greater Manchester, since around April 2013.

 

In the rolling 12 months to June 2014, 350 sexual orientation motivated
hate crimes were recorded compared to 273 in the rolling 12 months to June
2013.

 

This does not necessarily mean that there has been an increase in the
number of offences occurring.

 

This may reflect increased levels of reporting or improved crime recording
practices.

 

I hope this is helpful

 

Kind regards

Nikki

 

Nikki Park

Head of Executive Services

Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Greater Manchester

Civic Centre Complex

Chorley Road

Swinton

M27 5DA

 

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