Types of Violence Against Homeless

In both 2014 and 2015, there were 29 reported hate crimes against homeless individuals that resulted in death. That was a 61% increase from 2013, when there were 18 fatal attacks. From 2013-2014, the number of nonlethal attacks increased by 17% as well. While the number of lethal attacks remained the same between 2014-2015, the overall number of attacks decreased from 115 to 77.

Of the nonlethal attacks in both 2014 and 2015, the largest amount of these were assaults with deadly weapons, followed by beatings. You can read descriptions of attacks against homeless individuals in 2014 and 2015 in the National Coalition for the Homeless’ report No Safe Street: A Survey of Hate Crimes and Violence Committed against Homeless People

Source: National Coalition for the Homeless 2016 Report No Safe Street