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FBI Releases Annual Hate Crime Data: Crimes Against Gay Men Rise for Third Straight Year

FBI Releases Annual Hate Crime Data: Crimes Against Gay Men Rise for Third Straight Year

The FBI has released it’s annual report on hate crimes showing that, broadly, hate crimes rose 2.7 percent in 2019 . While crimes targeting people for their sexual orientation ticked up only slightly it shows a higher percentage of hate crimes were perpetrated against gay men for the third straight year raising from 57.8% in 2017 to 61.8% in 2019.

Hate crimes against lesbians, bisexual, and transgender  individuals remained unchanged.

Sexual-orientation bias (Based on Table 1.)

Of the 1,429 victims targeted due to sexual-orientation bias:

61.8 percent were victims of crimes motivated by offenders’ anti-gay (male) bias.
25.0 percent were victims of anti-lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (mixed group) bias.
10.0 percent were victims of anti-lesbian bias.
1.9 percent were victims of anti-bisexual bias.
1.3 percent were victims of anti-heterosexual bias.

Gender-identity bias (See Table 1.)
Of the 189 victims of gender-identity bias:
160 were victims of anti-transgender bias.
29 were victims of anti-gender non-conforming bias

FBI 2019 Annual Report on Hate Crime Statistics

The 2019 data also showed a significant increase in anti-Semitic hate crimes, rising 14 percent from the previous year, which accounted for almost all growth in religiously motivated bias crimes.