‘Troubling’ FBI report shows anti-LGBT+ hate crimes have soared in Trump’s America
Reports of anti-LGBT+ hate crimes are on the rise, a new report from the FBI has warned.
The FBI report published on Monday (November 16) compiled submissions from 15,588 law enforcement agencies across the US, showing that reports of hate crime based on sexual orientation and gender identity are now behind only race and religion in scale.
Crimes based on sexual orientation represent 16.8 percent of all hate crime reports in 2019, while 2.7 percent were targeted because of the offenders’ gender identity.
Trans people are disproportionately likely to be raped in hate crime attacks, shocking data suggests
Of the 7,314 hate crimes reported to the FBI, 1,195 were based on sexual orientation and 198 were based on gender identity. Campaigners stress the data represents only a fraction of the
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