PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A new study from Security.org has Oregon ranked at No. 8 for the most anti-LGBT hate crimes in the nation, showing that these hate crimes increased by more than a third since 1996.
The study used the most recent data from the FBI, utilizing information from 2013-2019.
The study said there were 0.68 anti-LGBT incidents per 100,000 people in Oregon, with 19.2% of all bias-motivated incidents targeted towards the LGBT community.
Oregon is ranked just after California which had 0.7 anti-LGBT incidents per 100,000 people. Washington D.C. was ranked No. 1 with a rate of 10.06.
This study shows that the LGBT community is now the most targeted group, followed by Jewish people.