Key Takeaways

  • Compared to 2019 data, the 2020 report found a 2% decrease in crimes motivated by hatred of a (perceived) sexual orientation. In 2020, police reported 259 hate crimes targeting a perceived sexual orientation. In 2019, 265 hate crimes targeting a perceived sexual orientation were reported.
  • From 2011 to 2020, there were 1,177 victims of a hate crime based on sexual orientation.
  • Analysis of all police-reported hate crimes since 2011 shows that individuals who are victims of hate crimes on the basis of their sexual orientation tended to be the youngest among hate crime victims and sustain the highest proportion of injury.