Homophobic crime across London has fallen by 12.7%, latest statistics from the Metropolitan Police Service show.
From March 2012 to March of this year, 1,103 crimes were recorded, compared to 1,264 in the 12 months prior.
However, several London boroughs have seen a rise in homophobic crime.
In Newham it’s up by 233% (30 offences); Redbridge by 200% (18 offences); Barking & Dagenham has seen a 75% rise (21 offences); it’s up by 80% in Hounslow (27 offences) and there has been a rise of 275% in Enfield (27 offences).
In all of the mentioned boroughs, overall crime has fallen.
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