Hate Crimes Against LGBT People

National Crime Victimization Survey, 2017-2019
December 2022

Using hate crime data from the 2017-2019 National Crime Victimization Survey, researchers estimate the prevalence and characteristics of violent hate crime victimization of LGBT people in the United States, compared to non-LGBT hate crime victims and LGBT victims of other types of violent crimes. It appeared in PLOS ONE in December 2022.

About one out of 10 violent victimizations against LGBT people are hate crimes.
LGBT people are nine times more likely than non-LGBT people to be victims of violent hate crimes.
LGBT violent hate crime victims are more likely to be younger, have a relationship with their assailant, and have an assailant who is white.
Hate Crimes Against LGBT People