Arizona ranked to have one of the most anti-LGBT hate crimes

ARIZONA – On Tuesday a study showed Arizona to rank number five for the most attacks against LGBT members.

According to security.org, hate crimes against the LGBT community have increased more than one-third since 1996.

In Arizona there was said to be 0.95 anti-LGBT incidents per 100,000 people and a 23.3% of all bias motivated incidents in the state targeted the LGBT community.

Security.org said they used most recent data from the Federal Bureau of Investigation from 2013 to 2019 to rank the different states. The data revealed nearly 12-percent of all hate crimes target the LGBT community, making them the most targeted group.

It was reported that gay men are victims of these crimes more than 50-percent of the time, followed by lesbians, transgender, bisexuals, and gender non-conforming.