Request ID: FOI-2335-2122 Date published: 07 February 2022
The number of anti-LGBTQ+ hate crimes reported between January 2016 and December 2021 (or the most recent date if data does not exist up until then). If possible I would like the information to be presented in a spreadsheet format. Alongside each reported incident, I would also like to know:
- the date and time at which it occurred
- the mode of transport on which it was reported, including bus number or Underground line
- whether that report resulted in a charge, an arrest, a conviction, or was dropped
Our Ref: FOI-2335-2122
Thank you for your request received on 15 January 2022 asking for information about anti-LGBTQ+ hate crimes on our network.
Your request has been considered in accordance with the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act and our information access policy. Our transport network is a safe, low crime network - millions of passengers travel on our network every day with very few of them ever experiencing or witnessing crime. However we recognise that for those customers that do experience hate crime, it can have devastating and long-term impact. Any form of hate crime is completely unacceptable and will not be tolerated. Everyone has the right to work or travel without fear of abuse or intimidation and if anyone witnesses or is victim to hate crime they should report it immediately. We work closely with our police partners funding more than 2,500 officers across the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS), British Transport Police (BTP) and the City of London Police (CoLP). They police London's transport network to tackle crime and antisocial behaviour, and make customers feel safer when travelling in London. We regularly publish information regarding crime and incidents on our network on our website: https://tfl.gov.uk/corporate/publications-and-reports/crime-and-incident-bulletins We do not hold the information you have requested as we are not provided this level of detail in the data provided to us by the BTP or MPS. Some customers may report incidents via our Customer Services team however the BTP and MPS would hold more comprehensive data as well as details on what happened once an incident was reported. Please contact them directly for this information:
https://www.met.police.uk/foi-ai/af/accessing-information/ https://www.btp.police.uk/about_us/your_right_to_information/freedom_of_information.aspx Please see the attached information sheet for details of your right to appeal.
Gemma Jacob Senior FOI Case Officer FOI Case Management Team General Counsel Transport for London