Gay Bashing - just over 10,000 jurisdictions whose...

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Gay Bashing "gay bashing" - the physical attack on men and women specifically because they are thought or recognized by their assailants to be homosexuals - rose in the 1990s. In a survey of five cities, the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Policy Institute found that anti-homosexual Violence increased between 1989 and 1990 by over 40% and from 1990 to 1991 by over 30%. The number of documented anti-gay murders increased the Institute said, from 3 to 8 in the 1990-1991 period. As a result of the Hate Crime Statistics Act of 1990, the FBI has collected and recorded data on hate crimes form law enforcement agencies around the country. The program is voluntary and as of 1998
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Unformatted text preview: just over 10,000 jurisdictions whose populations made up roughly 216 million Americans, complied by sending Washington the relevant information: o A total of 7,755 basis-motivated incidents were reported to the FBI. It is almost certain that many more than half of the incidents that actually took place were not reported. Of this total 1,260 respondents or 16% of the incidents were motivated by hostility to the victim's sexual orientation. ( 2004 data table 15.4%) 40% entailed assault 20% vandalism 34% resulted from intimidation the rest were miscellaneous a total for 4 murders...
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