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Exclusive: 4 in 10 LGBTQ+ people experienced a hate crime in past 12 months

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Four in 10 (40%) LGBTQ+ people experienced a hate crime in the past 12 months because of their sexual orientation, a joint survey from GAY TIMES and Channel 4 News found.

One in five (20%) respondents fell victim to one as a result of their gender identity. Of those who said they experienced a hate crime, only 5% reported their ordeal to the police.

Verbal abuse was the most common type, experienced by 43% of those who took the survey. In the last year alone, 18% also faced online abuse.

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