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Shocking rise in anti-gay attacks in London

Shocking rise in anti-gay attacks in London

Shocking figures have revealed the levels of homophobic crime for each London borough.

In the few weeks alone, a 23-year-old gay man was sprayed with ammonia outside a nightclub in Vauxhall.

And a 23-year-old fashion journalist was left unconscious after he and his partner were beaten up at a cashpoint in Whitechapel.

There were 1,185 crimes across London from May 2013 to May 2014, compared to 1,109 from the previous year.

City hall says London mayor Boris Johnson is working on a new strategy to cut homophobic attacks.

Officials are in speaking to campaigning groups and charities such as Stonewall and Galop.

As ITV reports, a City Hall spokesman said: ‘In his Police and Crime Plan, launched in March last year, the Mayor made dealing with hate crime, including against LGBT people, a priority and he has already delivered on his commitment to work with the Met to ensure that there is a designated LGBT liaison officer for every borough.

The Deputy Mayor for Police and Crime in Stephen Greenhalgh is expected to reveal more when he represents the mayor at the Pride in London parade on Saturday (28 June).

See the breakdown for each London borough below:

Barking and Dagenham
• 18 (12 months to May 2014)
• 17 (12 months to May 2013)
• +5.9% change
Barnet
• 19 (12 months to May 2014)
• 15 (12 months to May 2013)
• +26.7% change
Bexley
• 14 (12 months to May 2014)
• 12 (12 months to May 2013)
• +16.7% change
Brent
• 33 (12 months to May 2014)
• 32 (12 months to May 2013)
• +3.1% change
Bromley
• 17 (12 months to May 2014)
• 34 (12 months to May 2013)
• -50% change
Camden
• 74 (12 months to May 2014)
• 58 (12 months to May 2013
• +27.6% change
City of London
• No data
Croydon
• 21 (12 months to May 2014)
• 27 (12 months to May 2013)
• -22.2% change
Ealing
• 36 (12 months to May 2014)
• 27 (12 months to May 2013)
• +33.3% change
Enfield
• 36 (12 months to May 2014)
• 27 (12 months to May 2013)
• +33.3% change
Greenwich
• 48 (12 months to May 2014)
• 42 (12 months to May 2013)
• +14.3% change
Hackney
• 67 (12 months to May 2014)
• 54 (12 months to May 2013)
• +24.1% change
Hammersmith and Fulham
• 33 (12 months to May 2014)
• 28 (12 months to May 2013)
• +17.9% change
Haringey
• 23 (12 months to May 2014)
• 30 (12 months to May 2013)
• -23.3% change
Harrow
• 8 (12 months to May 2014)
• 13 (12 months to May 2013)
• -38.5 change
Havering
• 17 (12 months to May 2014)
• 9 (12 months to May 2013)
• +88.9% change
Hillingdon
• 29 (12 months to May 2014)
• 20 (12 months to May 2013)
• +45% change
Hounslow
• 27 (12 months to May 2014)
• 26 (12 months to May 2013)
• +3.8% change
Islington
• 81 (12 months to May 2014)
• 84 (12 months to May 2013)
• -3.6% change
Kensington and Chelsea
• 24 (12 months to May 2014)
• 43 (12 months to May 2013)
• -44.2% change
Kingston Upon Thames
• 11 (12 months to May 2014)
• 5 (12 months to May 2013)
• +120%
Lambeth
• 91 (12 months to May 2014)
• 108 (12 months to May 2013)
• -15.7% change
Lewisham
• 69 (12 months to May 2014)
• 32 (12 months to May 2013)
• +115.6% change
Merton
• 13 (12 months to May 2014)
• 25 (12 months to May 2013)
• -48% change
Newham
• 30 (12 months to May 2014)
• 30 (12 months to May 2013)
• 0% change
Redbridge
• 32 (12 months to May 2014)
• 15 (12 months to May 2013)
• +113.3%
Richmond Upon Thames
• 11 (12 months to May 2014)
• 12 (12 months to May 2013)
• -8.3 change
Southwark
• 54 (12 months to May 2014)
• 61 (12 months to May 2013)
• -11.5% change
Sutton
• 12 (12 months to May 2014)
• 12 (12 months to May 2013)
• 0% change
Tower Hamlets
• 73 (12 months to May 2014)
• 56 (12 months to May 2013)
• +30.4%
Waltham Forest
• 31 (12 months to May 2014)
• 22 (12 months to May 2013)
• +40.9% change
Wandsworth
• 34 (12 months to May 2014)
• 33 (12 months to May 2013)
• +3% change
Westminster
• 120 (12 months to May 2014)
• 100 (12 months to May 2013)
• +20% change