The history of violence against LGBT people in the United States is made up of assaults on gay men , lesbians , bisexual , and transgender individuals LGBT , legal responses to such violence, and hate crime statistics in the United States of America. People who are perceived to be LGBT may also be targeted. The violence that has occurred over the existence of the LGBT community has been very extensive considering how long the incidents have occurred. Since the Stonewall riots against one of the many police raids on gay bars, there have been many more reports and instances of violence against LGBT people in the United States.
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One in six gay or bisexual people — about , individuals — has been victim of a homophobic hate crime or incident in the past three years, according to a report to be published this week. The alarming findings, based on a YouGov poll of 2, gay people and published in the Gay British Crime Survey , will reinforce calls for the problem to be taken more seriously. The poll, commissioned by gay rights charity Stonewall, found that two-thirds of victims of hate crime did not report the incident to anyone. More than three-quarters did not report it to the police. Fewer than one in 10 victims who did report hate crimes to the police said it led to a conviction. And half of victims who reported a hate crime to police said it was recorded with no further action taken.
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According to the FBI data , of the nearly 1, incidents targeting people due to their sexual orientation, the majority targeted gay men roughly 60 percent , while approximately 12 percent targeted lesbians, 1. Transgender and gender-nonconforming people were the targets in reported incidents, approximately 2. When compared to , the number of reported incidents targeting the LGBTQ community increased from 1, to 1,, jumping from roughly 17 percent to 19 percent of each year's total number of reported hate crime incidents. In particular, reports of anti-trans violence is growing: Between and , the number of these reported incidents increased 34 percent. The lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community is estimated by Gallup to comprise 4.
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender LGBT people sometimes experience violence directed toward their sexuality or gender identity. It may be psychological or physical and motivated by homophobia , lesbophobia , biphobia , and transphobia. Influencing factors may be cultural , religious ,    or political mores and biases.