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Last year, hate crimes surged nationwide, reaching new heights that hadn’t been seen for more than a decade, and increasing the number of victims targeted based on gender identity, according to new FBI data. ..
National statistics for 2019 were released just weeks after NYPD reported new figures this year showing recent declines in hate crimes compared to last year in New York City.
However, the release of the Annual National FBI Report, which contains information on race, sexual orientation, gender identity, and other demographics, revealed long-term patterns. According to the FBI, law enforcement agencies have recorded 7,314 criminal cases for a total of 8,559 related crimes. Last year, nearly 200 criminal cases increased from the previous year, with at least 7,100 criminal cases nationwide for the third consecutive year.
The cases were overwhelmingly related to single-problem prejudices, 57.6% of which were related to criminal prejudice regarding race, ethnicity, or ancestry. Approximately 17% of 7,103 single-problem bias cases last year were due to sexual orientation-related bias, and 2.8% of cases were motivated by gender identity-related bias. These numbers have remained largely unchanged compared to 2018, when 17% of single-bias cases were tied to bias based on sexual orientation and 2.4% of single-bias cases were motivated by gender identity. did.
According to the FBI, there were more than 5,500 hate crime-related incidents, especially those involving individuals, last year. Of the 1,429 victims of sexual orientation prejudice, 61.8% were victims of anti-homosexual prejudice against men, 25% more commonly suffered from anti-LGBTQ prejudice, and 10%. Was a victim of anti-lesbian prejudice. Some of the crimes classified as motivated by sexual orientation prejudice may actually have been based specifically on gender identity prejudice.
The number of victims targeted based on gender identity has increased from 189 last year to 227 this year. Meanwhile, in 2019, 1,429 victims were sexually oriented, compared to 1,445 last year.
Of the homophobic bias cases in 2019, 28% occur in or near homes, 22% occur on highways, roads, alleys, streets, or sidewalks, and 7.3% occur at schools or It happened at the university. Gender identity-based crimes showed a somewhat similar pattern, with 25.8% of such cases occurring in homes or homes and 25.3 occurring on highways, roads, alleys, streets, or sidewalks.
Geographically, California led the country in 1,105 hate crime-related incidents, followed by 611 incidents in New York. Washington registered 542 cases and Texas reported 456 cases.
We’ll see if these numbers improve this year over time, but there are some promising signs from New York City. Hate crimes have fallen 34% so far this year in five provinces. The charts provided by the NYPD do not specify a gender identity category, but by November 1st of this year there were 26 sexual orientation-related hate crimes. This was 44 at the same time last year (down 41%).
Anti-Semitic hate crimes decreased by 75% in five districts, anti-Semitic hate crimes decreased by 49%, and hate crimes for Hispanic individuals decreased by 83%. Thirty-two to 33 hate crimes during the same period last year targeted blacks, and anti-Asian hate crimes remained the same.
National and local numbers have emerged during years of record violence against transgender, gender-incompatible, and non-binary individuals, especially transgender women of color.
At least 37 transgender or non-binary individuals across the country are suffering violent deaths this year, and many families are still seeking justice for these victims. Due to state law patchwork systems, in many places there is no indiscriminate protection or hate crime law that protects individuals based on sexual orientation or gender identity.
This story was first published in our sister magazine, gaycitynews.com.
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