The reports reveal that offences rose from 1,289 in 2014, to 1,667 in the 12 months leading up to July this year. The additional 337 cases meana 29.3% rise in homophobic hate crimes within the space of a single year.
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Met guidance suggests that a homophobic office is any which is “perceived to be homophobic by the victim or any other person, that is intended to impact upon those known or perceived to be lesbian, gay, or bisexual”.

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