Gay Men Face Inordinately High Rates Of Hate-Motivated Violence

A new analysis of FBI hate crimes statistics by The Williams Institute finds that gay men face significantly higher rates of hate-motivated violence than other targeted groups. In fact, gay men are the victims of hate-motivated crimes against their person at five times the rate of African Americans and Jewish Americans. They also face the second highest risk of being victims of hate-motivated property crime. Considering hate crimes are largely under-reported and crimes based on sexual orientation tend to be more violent, the picture may be even more troubling than the data suggest.