This is a worrying increase.

Complaints for crimes and offenses committed against LGBT + people increased by 28% in France in 2021 compared to 2020, according to figures published on Monday by the Ministry of the Interior.

If we take into account the year 2019, which preceded the Covid-19 health crisis, the increase is reduced to 12%.

In five years, over the period 2016-2021, the number of anti-LGBT + acts has doubled (+ 104%), underlines in a note the Statistics Service of the Ministry.

Nearly 3,800 facts

A total of 2,170 crimes and offenses against lesbians, gays, bisexuals and trans people were recorded in 2021 by the police and the gendarmerie.

If we add the 1,620 fines drawn up (more than 90% for insult or defamation), the police have identified a total of 3,790 attacks "committed because of sexual orientation or gender identity. ".

A large majority of these attacks in the broad sense concern insults and defamation (59%), specifies the ministry.

Few complaints

Victims rarely take the step of filing a complaint: only 20% of LGBT+ people attacked or threatened reported the facts to the police on average over the period 2012-2018, according to the Security Living Environment survey.

This rate drops to 5% for insults.

These attacks take place mainly in urban areas, 53% in agglomerations of more than 200,000 inhabitants, even if “this proportion has decreased over the last two years”, underlines Beauvau.


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