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February 5, 2015

homophobic, other hate crimes on the decline: london police

The London police chief announced statistics showing the decline of homophobic hate crimes at a news conference Thursday, the International Day Against Homophobia.

From 2008-11, incidents of hate crimes overall declined to 25 from 44. Hate crimes against the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and two-spirited community declined to four from 13.

Police credit the decrease in numbers to improved education and prevention. They’ve been working with the Homophobia-Biphobia-Transphobia Working Group to create anti-homophobia curriculum as well as a new website (hbtlondon.ca).

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