Hate Crimes Against LGBT People

National Crime Victimization Survey, 2017-2019
December 2022

Using data from the 2017-2019 National Crime Victimization Survey, this study provides the prevalence and characteristics of violent hate crimes against  LGBT people in the United States. 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