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Alternative subculture

We consider violence against alternative subcultures as a hate crime strand. This enables officers to give more support to victims of anti-punk or anti-goth crime. However, it won’t change the punishment for those convicted of such acts, because alternative subculture has not been recognised nationally as a hate crime strand.

These include:

  • Goths
  • Emos
  • Punks 
  • Metallers

Support available

Listed below is a support agency aimed at victims of alternative subculture hate crime. You can also view our Hate Crime Support Services page which details all hate crime support groups.   

The Sophie Lancaster Foundation
Tel: 0808 8088141

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