I love to hate you
I’m home, and still thinking about hate crimes against GLBT individuals. I did some digging through the FBI’s pdf files and came up with this info. My head is swimming. By the way, bear in mind that not all hate crimes are reported.
In 2004, 2,046 agencies reported 7,649 incidents involving 9,035 offenses. There were 7,642 single-bias incidents and 7 multiple-bias incidents. Among the single-bias incidents, bias against sexual orientation accounted for 15.7 percent. Bias against a particular sexual orientation accounted for 1,406 offenses within single-bias hate crime incidents. 60.8 percent of these offenses resulted from an anti-male homosexual bias, 21.1 percent from an anti-homosexual bias, 14.3 percent from an anti-female homosexual bias, 2.5 percent from an anti-heterosexual bias, and 1.3 percent from an anti-bisexual bias. Intimidation accounted for 31.3 percent of hate crimes reported. Of the five bias-motivated murders reported, one murder stemmed from a bias against homosexual individuals. Of the 112 bias-motivated robberies reported, 33.0 percent were because of bias against sexual-orientation. Of the 44 arsons that law enforcement agencies reported as bias-motivated crimes, sexual-orientation bias accounted for 11.4 percent. Thirty-four percent of the 1,197 single-bias incidents that were motivated by a sexual-orientation bias occurred at residences or homes. Nearly one-fourth (24.9 percent) of the incidents happened on highways, roads, alleys, or streets; and 12.5 percent occurred at schools or colleges.
In 2003, a total of 9,100 individuals, businesses, institutions, or society as a whole were victims of hate crimes. Additionally, 16.3 percent of total single-bias hate crime victims were attacked because of the offender’s prejudice against sexual-orientation…Within the 1,430 single-bias hate crime offenses perpetrated due to a sexual-orientation bias, law enforcement identified 61.6 percent as having an anti-male homosexual bias. In addition, 21.3 percent were due to an anti-homosexual bias, 15.4 percent were committed because of an anti-female homosexual bias, 1.0 percent were driven by an anti-heterosexual bias, and 0.6 percent involved an anti-bisexual bias. 14 reported murders were biased motivated; 6 murders were motivated by the victim’s sexual-orientation. 5 forcible rapes were bias motivated; 3 forcible rapes were motivated by the victim’s sexual orientation. 36 out of 107 robberies were motivated by a sexual-orientation bias.
In 2002, a total of 9,222 individuals,businesses, institutions,or society as a whole were victims of hate crimes. Additionally,16.4 percent of total single-bias hate crime victims were attacked because of the offender’s prejudice against the victim’s sexual-orientation;…The 2002 data included reports of 1,464 offenses caused by a sexual-orientation bias. Of these, male homosexuals were the targets of 65.4 percent of the attacks. Law enforcement attributed the remaining offenses to anti-homosexual bias, 17.7 percent; anti-female homosexual bias, 14.1 percent; anti-heterosexual bias, 1.8 percent; and anti-bisexual bias, 1.0 percent. There were 11 homicides motivated by hate bias, 4 of which were motivated by sexual-orientation bias. 3 forcible rapes were motivated by a sexual orientation bias. Out of 130 single-bias incident robberies, 43 stemmed from sexual-orientation bias.
In 2001, of the 11,451 offenses reported, 67.8 percent were crimes against Sexual-orientation bias (1,592 offenses) made up 13.9 percent of all offenses within the single-bias incidents. Within this bias category, anti-male homosexual bias motivated 69.3 percent of offenses, anti-female homosexual bias accounted for 15.4 percent, and bias against homosexuals as a group, 13.0 percent. Anti-heterosexual and anti-bisexual bias accounted for the remainder. There were 10 hate-motivated murders in 2001. Of these, 1 was attributed to sexual-orientation bias.
In 2000, 8,063 bias-motivated criminal incidents were reported to the FBI. 16.1 percent of reported incidents were by sexual-orientation bias. 19 hate-motivated murders were reported to the national Uniform Crime Reporting Program by participating law enforcement agencies. Of this total, 2 hate-motivated murders were motivated by sexual-orientation bias. Victims of sexual-orientation bias accounted for 15.7 percent of all single-bias hate crime victims in 2000. Anti-male homosexual bias composed 68.0 percent of those who were victims of sexual-orientation bias. 19 hate-motivated murders were reported to the national UCR Program by participating law enforcement agencies. Of this total, 2 of the murders were motivated by by sexual-orientation bias.
In 1999, 7,876 bias-motivated criminal incidents were reported to the FBI. Intimidation was the most frequently reported hate crime; it accounted for 35 percent of the total. Victims of sexual-orientation bias accounted for 16 percent of all hate crime victims in 1999. Anti-male homosexual bias accounted for 69 percent of those who were victims of sexual-orientation-bias crimes. Of the 17 murders reported among hate-motivated incidents, sexual-orientation bias motivated 3 of the incidents.
During 1998, a total of 7,755 bias-motivated criminal incidents were reported to the FBI. 1,260 by sexual-orientation bias. Thirteen persons were murdered in 1998 in hate-motivated incidents, 4 of which were motivated by sexual orientation.
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