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.
Listed below is a support agency aimed at victims of alternative subculture hate crime. Y
The Sophie Lancaster Foundation
Tel: 0808 8088141