In New York, a new report points out the increased level of hate crimes against the LGBT community:
There were 114 bias attacks against gay males in the state in 2010, a nearly 40 percent increase from 82 attacks in 2009, according to a new report from the state Division of Criminal Justice Services.Interesting, right? I never thought of New York this way at all. Below, is the report:
Offenses against gay men were the most commonly reported hate crime in 2010, followed closely by crimes against blacks and Jews.
Two-thirds of the hate crimes in New York City against gay men occurred in Brooklyn and Manhattan.
Ejeris Dixon of the New York City Anti-Violence Project, an organization that tracks violence against members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, said the increase in numbers may mean more victims are willing to come forward — not that more crimes are committed.
Hate Crime in Nys 2010 Annual Report