The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Projects today issued a report containing the grim news that last year more LGBT people were murdered in hate crimes than in any year since the group began keeping records.
The 2011 report also highlights a number of disturbing trends concerning the severity of violence experienced by LGBTQH people. This year’s report shows that LGBTQH youth and young adults between the ages of 18 and 30 years old were 2.41 times as likely to experience physical violence compared to LGBTQH people age 30 and older. As in the case of the murder statistics, transgender people and people of color were more likely to experience physical injury in a hate violence incident. The report found that transgender people were 28% as likely to experience physical violence compared to non-transgender people, and that LGBTQ people of color were two times as likely to experience physical violence compared to those who were not LGBTQ people of color.
The report glumly notes that the sheer number of anti-LGBT violent crimes so taxed the organizations that track them, they could not fully investigate all of the incidents reported to them. Therefore, the actual number is higher.