The Crown Prosecution Service have released the latest statistics for hate crimes, in their eighth Hate Crime Report. The number of cases pursued by the CPS rose 4.8% overall in 2015-6.
There were 1,469 prosecutions for homophobic and transphobic crimes, a rise of 15% on the previous year. The conviction rate increased from 81 to 83%.
84 per cent of all hate crime prosecutions were for racially and religiously aggravated hate crime.
The CPS have also published a downloadable poster explaining what hate crimes are.