Preventing and tackling LGB and T hate crime

The Equality and Human Rights Commission is aiming to tackle the significant under-reporting of LGB and T hate crime through raising awareness, offering support and building partnerships.

Launched in June 2015, this wide-ranging project will seek to develop alternative channels for reporting incidents of hate crime committed against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGB and T) people. It will also deliver training and advice for the police and criminal justice agencies help prevent hate crime and provide advice on report handling, as well as encouragement and support. Particular attention will be paid to rural communities where reporting is especially low.