Quarter of all reported hate crime in Cumbria is against gay and transgender people - the highest in the country
Hate crime based on sexual orientation and transgender people accounts for just under a quarter (24.8 per cent) of all recorded hate crime in the county.
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Statistics released by the Home Office show there were 72 instances of hate crime against gay, lesbian and bisexual people and a further 24 against transgender people in 2015/16.
Proportionally this means Cumbria has double the LGBT hate crime rate than the English and Welsh average, which across both countries comes to 12.3 per cent and a total of 8,052 cases.
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