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FBI Stats On 2021 Anti-Trans Hate Crimes Don’t Support Claims Of ‘Genocide’

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EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - MARCH 14: Trans rights activists protest at a Gender Identity Talk held at Portobello Library on March 14, 2023 in Edinburgh, Scotland. Concerned Adults Talking Openly About Gender Identity Ideology hold a meeting on Gender Identity today which has previously prompted anger among trans activists
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Americans who claim to be transgender were the victims of 271 hate crimes in 2021, with few of the crimes being serious, undercutting claims that the community is facing “genocide,” according to FBI data released this week.

Of the 177 cases where the offender’s race was known, 81 offenders were black, about 60 were white, 20 were Hispanic, and one was Asian. Still, even that data could be misleading as FBI statistics inflate the number of “white” hate crime perpetrators by counting most Hispanics and Arabs as “white.” To a limited extent, the data can be adjusted to treat Hispanic as a race separate from black and white, which The Daily Wire did in the above numbers, but in many cases the “ethnicity” was not even recorded, forcing them to be treated as white.

Although Arab is counted as a separate category when it comes to the victim, there is no such category for perpetrators, leaving them to generally be counted as white. People of Arab descent have been behind some anti-Jewish crimes and their inclusion in statistics could change the anti-transgender breakdown as well.

Anti-trans hate crime suspects by race, 2021 (Source: FBI)
Black
50%
White (including Arab and some Hispanic)
37%
Hispanic
12%
Asian
0.6%
Likelihood of committing anti-trans crime, adjusted for population
Black
6.5x
White (including Arab and some Hispanic)
1x
Hispanic
1x
Asian
0.016x

The data does not support the notion widely pushed by activists and Democrats that there is a “genocide” of transgenders underway.

The Trans Radical Activist Network (TRAN) said it is planning a “Trans Day of Vengeance” on March 31 in D.C. to “stop trans genocide,” and also fundraised for firearms training, which it said was for self-defense.

Of the 271 crimes against transgenders, the FBI data reported two slayings and two rapes. Of the remainder, 70 were incidents of “intimidation.” There were 48 aggravated assaults, 87 simple assaults, eight robberies, 14 thefts, and 37 instances of vandalism or damage.

The data comes from law enforcement divisions that report hate crime information to the FBI and includes jurisdictions covering 300 million of the 330 million Americans.It was released March 13 as a “supplement” to a less comprehensive dataset previously released. The supplemental data provides less detail, but original data shows one anti-trans killing committed by a black offender, one incident of robbery and sodomy by a black offender, and two instances or rape or sodomy by offenders whose race was unreported.

There were 869 victims of anti-Jewish crimes, by far the largest example of religious bigotry. That vastly outnumbered the 278 victims of anti-trans crimes, as well as the 190 victims of anti-Muslim incidents, despite an effort by groups like CAIR to suggest persistent “Islamophobia” puts Muslims at risk.

When it comes to all forms of hate crimes, blacks made up 27% of known-race offenders, while making up 13% of the U.S. population.

Anti-trans crime victims, 2021 (Source: FBI)
Total
278
Killing
2
Rape
2
Aggravated assault
48
Simple assault
87
Intimidation
70
Robbery
8
Theft/burglary
14
Vandalism
37

Based on the FBI data, a black person’s chance of being the victim of a hate crime in a given year is 98 in a million, a Jewish person stands a 109 in a million chance, and Muslims and transgenders’ chance is less than half of that.

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