Hate crime rates grow, especially against trans people

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Reports of hate crimes against transgender people have risen by 37 percent in just one year in the UK, if to believe the Home Office. There were 2,333 reports of hate crimes against transgender people in England and Wales from April 2018 to March 2019, up from 1,703 in 2017/2018. There is also a rise up in homophobic/biphobic hate crimes, but it is smaller. There was a 25 percent rise in hate crimes based on sexual orientation, a 14 percent rise in disability-based hate crimes, an 11 percent rise in hate crimes based on race, and a three percent rise in hate crimes based on religion. 27 percent of anti-trans hate crime reports were for violent offences, while 24 percent were for stalking and harassment, and 39 percent for other public order offences. The rise in anti-LGBT+ hate crimes comes amid an increased prevalence of anti-transgender media coverage, as well as growing protests against LGBT-inclusive education across the UK.

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