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Staffordshire Police say they are committed to reducing hate crime following the release of new figures which show a rise in reported hate crime across the UK.
ITV News Central has learned that reported homophobic hate crimes are on the rise.
Figures from police forces in the Midlands reveal that in the 12 months to June this year there were 543 reported homophobic crimes compared with 539 over the same period three years ago.
ACPO, which represents chief police officers, say they're committed to reducing hate crime and improving services to victims.
If you are being subjected to homophobic hate crime then you can receive help and advice on how to report it from the organisations listed below.
Derbyshire Police have said homophobic violence won't be tolerated, following the results of a freedom of information request.
The figures show that the number of violent homophobic crimes have increased in the UK this year.
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The number of violent homophobic crimes have increased in the UK this year, according to new figures.