Hate Crime Survey

We need your help to change things

This is a survey for anyone who has witnessed or been affected by homophobic or transphobic hate crime.*  

We know that the vast majority of hate crime goes unreported. We understand there are many reasons why – but this is where your experience will be used as evidence to effect change.
 
LGBT Bristol is a member of the Bristol Hate Crime Services collaboration – and so we are in a good position to improve everyone’s experience.
 
Hate crime can be:

  • a physical attack
  • name calling, verbal abuse or bad gestures
  • threats, harassment, intimidation, humiliation or degradation
  • vandalism or criminal damage to your property
  • nasty letters, leaflets, posters, graffiti
  • threatening emails, cyber-bullying, texts or phone calls
 
So this survey is for everyone, as anyone can be affected by or witness homophobic or transphobic hate crime* – please answer as honestly and as frankly as you can.

Q1 (a)

Have you experienced or witnesses a homophobic or transphobic hate crime incident in the last 3 years? (tick all that apply)

For each incident please give aprox. date and brief description of what happened.

Q2 (a)

Did you report any of the incidents?

If so - who did you report the hate crime to?

Please describe your experience of reporting. If your experience was negative - did you report this or take it further?

Did you receive follow up support from anyone other than the police?

If you did not report the hate crime - please describe what stopped or prevented you. Did you feel you might be ignored, not taken seriously, not sure if was worth reporting, embarrassed, too personal - did't think it was a police matter, previous bad experience of the police, didn't know how to, too much trouble - what was the point?

Have you had occasion to help or assist a victim - please give us your experience.

Please let us know what would have helped or could be improved.

Q8

Please tell us how you identify yourself (please tick all boxes that apply):

Q9

Please tell us how you identify yourself (please tick all boxes that apply):

Your experience will be used as evidence to make change happen.

This survey is anonymous, we do not need to know who you are - but if you do need help or advice on any of the issues raised - we would like to hear from you - email: hatecrime@lgbtbristol.org.uk


*A homophobic hate crime is:
“Any criminal offence which is perceived, by the victim or any other person, to be motivated by a hostility or prejudice based on a person’s actual or perceived sexual orientation.”
 
Likewise a transphobic hate crime is:
“Any criminal offence which is perceived, by the victim or any other person, to be motivated by a hostility or prejudice against a person who is or is perceived to be transgender.”
 
This means that both types of crime can be committed against anyone by someone who thinks you may be lesbian, gay, bisexual or trans.
 

Thank you

And now press submit!