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Which is the most homophobic place to live in London?

Which is the most homophobic place to live in London?

Homophobic crime is on the increase in London

Homophobic crime in London has increased by 30%, police figures have revealed.

According to official data released by the Metropolitan Police Service, figures for the 12 months up to July showed 1,667 homophobic crimes, compared with 1,289 for the previous year.

Westminster, which includes London’s gay capital Soho, had the most out of every borough with 166 crimes against LGBTI people.

This was followed by Lambeth, which includes Vauxhall, with 150 homophobic crimes.

Bromley saw the biggest rise in homophobic attacks, at an increase of 217.6%.

The borough with the least homophobic crimes was Sutton, with only seven happening for the 12 months up to July 2015.

The Met defines a homophobic offence as any crime 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.

The Met has attributed the increase in attacks in part to a willingness of victims to report crimes, and an awareness of police staff in being able to identify those particular offences.

The full list is here:

  • Barking and Dagenham: 13 (12 months up to July 2015) – 13 (12 months up to July 2014) 0%
  • Barnet: 26 (12 months up to July 2015) – 20 (12 months up to July 2014) +30%
  • Bexley: 20 (12 months up to July 2015) – 14 (12 months up to July 2014) +42.9%
  • Brent: 58 (12 months up to July 2015) – 34 (12 months up to July 2014) +70.6%
  • Bromley: 54 (12 months up to July 2015) -17 (12 months up to July 2014) +217.6%
  • Camden: 88 (12 months up to July 2015) – 76 (12 months up to July 2014) +15.8%
  • Croydon: 60 (12 months up to July 2015) – 21 (12 months up to July 2014) +185.7%
  • Ealing: 36 (12 months up to July 2015) -40 (12 months up to July 2014) -10%
  • Enfield: 23 (12 months up to July 2015) -14 (12 months up to July 2014) +64.3%
  • Greenwich: 33 (12 months up to July 2015) -44 (12 months up to July 2014) -25%
  • Hackney: 90 (12 months up to July 2015) -69 (12 months up to July 2014) +30.4%
  • Haringey: 46 (12 months up to July 2015) -24 (12 months up to July 2014) +91.7%
  • Harrow: 18 (12 months up to July 2015) -12 (12 months up to July 2014) +50%
  • Hammersmith and Fulham: 53 (12 months up to July 2015) -36 (12 months up to July 2014) +47.2%
  • Havering: 26 (12 months up to July 2015) -22 (12 months up to July 2014) +18.2%
  • Hillingdon: 53 (12 months up to July 2015) -30 (12 months up to July 2014) +76.7%
  • Hounslow: 29 (12 months up to July 2015) -32 (12 months up to July 2014) -9.4%
  • Islington: 79 (12 months up to July 2015) -82 (12 months up to July 2014) -3.7%
  • Kensington and Chelsea: 55 (12 months up to July 2015) -35 (12 months up to July 2014) +57.1%
  • Kingston upon Thames: 24 (12 months up to July 2015) -12 (12 months up to July 2014) +100%
  • Lambeth: 150 (12 months up to July 2015) -120 (12 months up to July 2014) +25%
  • Lewisham: 70 (12 months up to July 2015) -64 (12 months up to July 2014) +9.4%
  • Merton: 24 (12 months up to July 2015) -15 (12 months up to July 2014) +60%
  • Newham: 57 (12 months up to July 2015) -37 (12 months up to July 2014) +54.1%
  • Redbridge: 19 (12 months up to July 2015) -32 (12 months up to July 2014) -40.6%
  • Richmond upon Thames: 14(12 months up to July 2015) -12 (12 months up to July 2014) +16.7%
  • Southwark: 95 (12 months up to July 2015) -60 (12 months up to July 2014) +39.7%
  • Sutton: 7 (12 months up to July 2015) -14 (12 months up to July 2014) -50%
  • Tower Hamlets: 78 (12 months up to July 2015) -65 (12 months up to July 2014) +20%
  • Waltham Forest: 37 (12 months up to July 2015) -42 (12 months up to July 2014) -11.9%
  • Wandsworth: 63 (12 months up to July 2015) -33 (12 months up to July 2014) +90.9%
  • Westminster: 166 (12 months up to July 2015) -135 (12 months up to July 2014) +23%