Transphobic hate crimes surge to record highs in UK

England and Wales have hit a frightening new record high in 2022, according to a new government report.

New statistics from the Home Office, published on Thursday (6 October), detailed at least 155,841 recorded hate crimes from March 2021 to March 2022.

According to the report, hate crimes rose by about 26 per cent from the previous year. This is the most significant increase in reported hate crimes since 2016/17, when stats showed a 29 per cent increase compared to 2015/16.

Figures suggest transphobic hate crimes have gone up by a shocking 56 per cent.

The Home Office defines a hate crime as “any criminal offence which is perceived, by the victim or any other person, to be motivated by hostility or prejudice towards someone based on a personal characteristic.”


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