The FBI has released their detailed report on hate crimes in America for 2008. Crimes against LGBT people increased by 11% nationwide.
Indiana is one of a handful of states without a statewide hate crimes law. Instead, we have a hate crimes reporting law that requires law enforcement agencies to report all hate crimes to the FBI. Enforcement has never been a priority and agencies often claimed that they weren't sure what they should be reporting since we don't have our own law regarding hate crimes.
61 hate crimes were reported in Indiana for 2008; almost 20% of Indiana's hate crimes were based on sexual orientation. Only 17 law enforcement agencies in Indiana filed an incident report with the FBI. Indianapolis, in blatant violation of state law, didn't report anything. Indianapolis has not reported a hate crime of any kind (race, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity, or disability) since 2005.