Hate crime incidents reported to the FBI increased by about 17% last year compared to 2016, according to statistics released Tuesday by the FBI.
Victims of Hate Crime Incidents
- There were 7,106 single-bias incidents involving 8,493 victims. A percent distribution of victims by bias type shows that 59.6 percent of victims were targeted because of the offenders’ race/ethnicity/ancestry bias; 20.6 percent were targeted because of the offenders’ religious bias; 15.8 percent were victimized because of the offenders’ sexual-orientation bias; 1.9 percent were victimized because of the offenders’ disability bias; 1.6 percent were targeted because of the offenders’ gender identity bias; and 0.6 percent were victimized because of the offenders’ gender bias. (Due to rounding, percentage breakdowns may not add to 100.0 percent.)
- Sixty-nine (69) multiple-bias hate crime incidents involved 335 victims.
Under the Sexual Orientation category gay men were the number 1 targeted group with almost 60% of the hate crimes attributed against them.
Sexual-orientation bias (Based on Table 1.)
Of the 1,338 victims targeted due to sexual-orientation bias:
- 57.8 percent were victims of crimes motivated by their offenders’ anti-gay (male) bias.
- 24.9 percent were victims of anti-lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (mixed group) bias.12.3 percent were victims of anti-lesbian bias 2.8 percent were victims of anti-heterosexual bias. 2.2 percent were victims of anti-bisexual bias.
And before Tony Perkins or some other Christo-facist nutbag picks up on “20.6 percent were targeted because of the offenders’ religious bias.” to scam and grift with. I have included the stats below to show that its not their “religion” which was targeted
Religious bias (Based on Table 1.)
Of the 1,749 victims of anti-religious hate crimes:
- 58.1 percent were victims of crimes motivated by their offenders’ anti-Jewish bias.
- 18.6 percent were victims of anti-Islamic (Muslim) bias.
- 4.3 percent were victims of anti-Catholic bias.
- 3.3 percent were victims of bias against groups of individuals of varying religions (anti-multiple religions, group).
- 2.3 percent were victims of anti-Protestant bias.
- 1.8 percent were victims of anti-Other Christian bias.