Chart showing that 3,860 per 100,000 lesbian and bisexual women report being arrested in the past year, compared to 860 per 100,000 straight women. Gay and bisexual men were arrested at a rate of 3,210 per 100,000, compared to 2,380 per 100,000 straight men.

Data Source: Compiled by the Prison Policy Initiative using data from Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2019. (Graph: Alexi Jones, 2021)

This graph originally appeared in Visualizing the unequal treatment of LGBTQ people in the criminal justice system.

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