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Just 1 in 10 Amsterdam LGBTs Report Unsafe Situation

by our Editors in General , 08 juni 2016

Of the respondents in the LGBT AmsterdamPinkPanel, 25% has had to deal with an unsafe situation in 2014. It mostly concerned verbal abuse and / or experiencing a hostile atmosphere. Only one in ten LGBTs actually reported the incident to the police. This is the result of the annual neighbourhood survey 2015 of COC Amsterdam and the University of Amsterdam (UvA) by the AmsterdamPinkPanel (APP).

With one third of the group experiencing an unsafe situation, there were no bystanders present. When bystanders were present, only 17% of bystanders tried to help the victim(s), for example by verbally or physically trying to support the victim or alerting the police. A small percentage of respondents was also pushed, beaten, spit at or threatened.

Feeling of Safety

Even though 25% of respondents experienced an unsafe situation, the feeling of safety has hardly changed between 2014 and 2015. In 2014, the respondents market their feeling of safety a 7.9 on a scale of 10, with 10 being the highest score. This saw a small increase to 8 on a scale of 10 in 2015.

There are differences between the various groups of LGBTs. On the whole, lesbians and trangenders feel the least safe. There is also a difference when it comes to feeling safe in hotel, restaurants, and bars. The respondents indicated feeling safer in LGBT establishments than in more general establishments.

Chairman Peter de Ruijter of COC Amsterdam: “This stable picture of perceived safety, but also the willingness to report incidents shows us that much still needs to be done by the city, the police and the Public Prosecutor. I hope that the actual report figures over 2014/2015 of Roze in Blauw, the police team dedicated to LGBTs, will become available quickly, so that we can compare these with the results of the monitor.”

Annual Neighbourhood Safety Study

The University of Amsterdam and COC Amsterdam study the feeling of safety in the LGBT community and the incidents over a year's time on an annual basis. 581 respondents participated in the AmsterdamPinkPanel (APP).

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