Gays, Lesbians and Bisexuals Rank Third in Reported* Hate Crimes - 1998


Gays, Lesbians and Bisexuals Rank Third in Reported* Hate Crimes

Category

1998 Reported Incidents

Percentage

Total

7,755

%

Race

4,321

55.7%

Religion

1,390

17.9%

Sexual Orientation

1,260

16.2%

Ethnicity/National Origin

754

9.7%

Disability

25

0.32%

Multiple Bias Incidents

5

0.06%

Percentage of Hate Crimes Based on Sexual Orientation, 1991-1998

Year

1991

1992

1993

1994

1995

1996

1997

1998

Total Hate Crime Incidents Reported

4,558

6,623

7,587

5,932

7,947

8,759

8,049

7,755***

Hate crimes based on sexual orientation

___**

767

860

685

1,019

1,016

1,102

1,260

Percentage of crimes based on sexual orientation

8.9%

11.6%

11.3%

11.5%

12.8%

11.6%

13.7%

16.2%

Reported Hate Crimes Against Gays, Lesbians, and Bisexuals - 1998

Sexual Orientation

Incidents

Offenses

Victims

Known Offenders

Total

1,260

1,439

1,488

1,408

Anti-Male Homosexual

850

972

1,005

1,048

Anti-Female Homosexual

223

265

270

207

Anti-Homosexual

158

170

177

129

Anti-Heterosexual

12

13

17

7

Anti-Bisexual

17

19

19

17


*All Data from FBI Uniform Crime Reports, 1991 - 1998.
**Exact number of incidents for 1991 not available from FBI. Percentage based on number of reported offenses . 425 to 4,755 -- based on sexual orientation.
***The number of agencies reporting hate crimes to the FBI decreased 7 percent in 1998.

Oct-99

For more information on hate crimes in your community, check out the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs 1998 report. (A 350k pdf file.)