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.)FBI 2019 Annual Report on Hate Crime Statistics
Of the 189 victims of gender-identity bias:
160 were victims of anti-transgender bias.
29 were victims of anti-gender non-conforming bias
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.