Great Yarmouth and Waveney Pride 2022 has been working with Great Yarmouth Police to ensure that hate crimes within the borough are treated seriously.
We released a survey recently to obtain statistics regarding hate and whether the community would report any crimes. The survey was completed by people from of all ages, genders and sexuality.
A whopping 48.2% feel Very Unsafe and 21.4% feel Unsafe within Great Yarmouth because of their sexuality or gender identity Only 26.8% feel safe to be themselves, with 3.6% feeling Very Safe.
In the last 12 months, 46.4% have experienced verbal abuse due to their sexuality or gender expression. However, only 11.8% reported this to the Police for various reasons.
In the last 12 months, 23.3% have experienced physical abuse due to their sexuality or gender expression. However, only 15.6% reported this to the Police for various reasons.
We asked whether the community thought that the Police were doing enough to stop phobic attacks within Great Yarmouth. 54.4% said they didn’t think the police were doing enough, only 1% said they felt the police were doing enough. The remaining were unsure.
These statistics were given to Great Yarmouth Police with all the comments that had been provided. In response, the Police were keen to speak to the community in person.
Therefore, we would like to invite you all to an Open Surgery Style meeting with the Police on Tuesday 20th September 2022 at 6pm, being hosted by The Dukes Head, Hall Quay, Great Yarmouth.
This is informal, the police will come talk to you while you socialise and they want to know about your experiences and what you would expect from the Police to ensure you feel safe within the borough.
It is important that as many people attend as possible. So, please share our event and come along.