Thursday 6 October 2022 12:10 PM Social media drives number of transgender hate crime reports up by 56% in a year trends now

Thursday 6 October 2022 12:10 PM Social media drives number of transgender hate crime reports up by 56% in a year trends now
Thursday 6 October 2022 12:10 PM Social media drives number of transgender hate crime reports up by 56% in a year trends now

Thursday 6 October 2022 12:10 PM Social media drives number of transgender hate crime reports up by 56% in a year trends now

Social media drives number of transgender hate crime reports up by 56% in a year as alleged victims 'have more confidence' to come forward Total of 155,841 hate crimes recorded in England and Wales over year to March Transgender identity hate crimes by 56 per cent - the biggest single increase Home Office noted trans issues have been 'heavily discussed on social media' 

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The number of hate crimes recorded by police has risen by more than a quarter in a year, new figures revealed today - with social media rows believed to be behind a 56 per cent increase in reports of transgender discrimination. 

There were 155,841 offences recorded in England and Wales over the year to March, up 26 per cent from the previous year in the biggest rise for five years. 

However, the Home Office said today it was unclear whether the increase was due to a genuine rise in hate offences or the result of better police recording and victims feeling more confident to come forward.   

Forces recorded 109,843 race hate crimes, 8,730 religious hate crimes, 26,152 sexual orientation hate crimes, 14,242 disability hate crimes and 4,355 transgender hate crimes. 

Hate crime reported to police in the year to March 2020, broken down by the type of offence

Hate crime reported to police in the year to March 2020, broken down by the type of offence 

There were 155,841 offences recorded in England and Wales over the year to March, up 26 per cent from the previous year in the biggest rise for five years

There were 155,841 offences recorded in England and Wales over the year to March, up 26 per cent from the previous year in the biggest rise for five years

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