I first encountered this report at the LA Times.
Violent crimes against LGBT people rose 13% from 2009 to 2010 (from 2181 to 2503) according to the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Projects.
Homicides rose from 22 to 27, which is a 23% increase. The number of homicides in 2010 is the second highest number since tracking began in 1996 (In 2008 there were the same number of victims and survivors of violent crimes as in 2010, but in 2008 there were 29 murders). Of the 27 murders, 19 of the victims belonged to racial or ethnic minorities and 12 were transwomen. In 2009 50% of LGBT murder victims were transwomen. The report also notes a rise in the level of brutality displayed.
The majority of the murder victims were non-transgender men.
Transgender people or people of color were twice as likely to experience assault or discrimination as non-transgender white individuals and 1.5 times as likely to experience intimidation. Transgender people of color were 2.5 times as likely to experience discrimination and twice as likely to experience intimidation.
Transpeople represent a higher proportion of violence survivors with injuries, experiencing a rate of serious injury of 11.8% compared to non-transgender men (6.2%) and non-transgender women (1.3%).
Transgender people and people of color were the least likely to receive medical attention (75% of transmen and 20% of transwomen did not receive medical attention). 66.7% of Arab survivors, 50% of Asian/Pacific Islander survivors, 36.5% of Latina/o survivors also reported not receiving medical care when they needed it. Only 18.2% of white survivors were denied medical care.
50.1% of survivors did not report to police. Transgender women were the least likely to do so, at 25.4%, compared to 19.1% of non-transgender men and 20.9% of non-transgender women.
Police denied bias classification on cases that were reported to 25% of survivors who were people of color, compared to 6% of white survivors.
61% of survivors experienced indifference or abuse from police. 48.3% of transpeople of color reported indifference from police compared to 38% of total survivors.
Of survivors who reported to police, 53% of the time officers filed reports without making an arrest. Police arrested offenders in only 22% of incidents. Officers refused complaints in 17% of incidents and arrested the survivor in 8% of incidents.
The NCAVP is coordinated by the New York Anti-Violence Project, which is good to know if you wish to donate or volunteer.
Police were more likely to arrest offenders when the survivors were gay non-transgender men (69% of arrests).
Non-transgender men were 76.1% of offenders. Non-transgender women were 23.8% of offenders. There was one transgender hate violence offender in 2010 (0.1%). The majority of offenders (34.7%) were between 19 and 39 years of age. The majority of offenders (41.5%) were white, while 35.3% were black and 14.6% were Latina/o.
-Fund critically needed research and data collection on hate violence against LGBT and HIV-affected communities, their access to services, and violence prevention initiatives.
-Gather data about sexual orientation and gender identity in all federal, state, and local government forms.
-Create new public and private funding streams and target the use of existing funds to increase access to antiviolence services for LGBT and HIV-affected individuals, particularly for those disproportionately affected by hate violence — i.e. transgender people and people of color.
-Create programs and campaigns to reduce anti-LGBT hate violence. Prioritize the leadership of those most impacted by severe hate violence within these programs.
-Stop the culture of hate through policymakers and public figures denouncing anti-LGBT violence.