Homophobic hate crime 1

MQT on 2013-11-20
Session date: 
November 20, 2013
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


How do you reconcile your claim that London is one of the most gay-friendly places on earth with new research, commissioned by Stonewall, showing one in 12 Londoners think homophobic hate crimes are a problem in their neighbourhood, and three quarters of homophobic hate crime victims don't feel able to report them to the Metropolitan police?


Answer for Homophobic hate crime 1

Answer for Homophobic hate crime 1

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I am keen that all crimes should be reported. The MPS systematically records homophobic crimes and incidents annually. However, there is more to be done in this regard and that is why I have committed to the development of a hate crime reduction strategy for London, in which increased confidence in reporting hate crime, along with a reduction in the number of incidents, will be key objectives.  I will be inviting Stonewall and others to participate in the development of that strategy.

Both MOPAC and the MPS continue to support the Home Office approved 3rd party reporting site, True Vision, and the MPS is conducting a scoping exercise to identify more local support services to increase referrals and the exchange of information.