The number of reported homophobic hate crimes has risen five-fold in Scotland in the last five years.
Figures show that there were 666 reported incidents in 2009-10, a substantial increase from 2004-5, when just 114 incidents were reported.
According to the Herald, numbers doubled in the last two years, as 364 incidents were reported in 2007-8.
The figures were revealed through a Freedom of Information Act request and detail violent attacks, vandalism, abuse and indecent assaults.
Stonewall Scotland says that the majority of LGBT Scottish people have suffered hate crime.
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