West Midlands worst for fear of homophobic hate crime

The West Midlands heads some league tables that it can be proud of, but this is not one of them.  According to new research published by Stonewall, gays and lesbians are more likely to fear homophobic hate crime in the West Midlands than anywhere else in the UK. Of course fear of crime isn’t the same as being a victim of crime, but as the saying goes “perception is reality”. This and other issues are explored in The gay British crime survey 2008, which can be found in our resource catalogue.

One Response

  1. Having lived all my life in the north west (and with experience of other regions); I deduced that the west midlands is very homophobic a matter of days after arriving here.

    It appears to affect the majority of the region; which is a shame. This could reflect why such low LGBT population figures exist; even in the urban metropolitan areas.

    Maybe in years to come the region will become more accepting?

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