Homophobic / transphobic crime is any incident that is perceived to be homophobic / transphobic by the victim or any other person. A victim of homophobic / transphobic crime does not necessarily have to be Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgender (LGBT) themselves, but considered to be so by the offender.
Incidents of these crimes might include physical assault, name-calling, damage to property, bullying or graffiti.
Domestic violence may also be a form of homophobic / transphobic crime and include the types of incidents listed above, but it also might include financial abuse and mental abuse. Domestic violence towards LGBT people can be carried out by partners, but also by relatives, carers or friends.
It is possible to report a homophobic, transphobic or domestic violence incident via our online form.