Third of LGBTI people have suffered at least 10 hate crime attacks
suffered such an attack, 90 per cent said they had been targeted two or more times, while 30 per cent had experienced abuse on more than 10 occasions.
The figures were revealed in the Scottish LGBTI hate crime report for 2017, published by the Equality Network.
The campaigning charity published the research ahead of Hate Crime Awareness Week, which gets underway on Saturday October 14.
Policy coordinator Hannah Pearson said: “Hate crime is a serious concern for many LGBTI people. We were shocked to find how many people have experienced repeated hate crime.
“These crimes are unacceptable in 21st century Scotland. We hope we can work together to tackle all forms of hate crime.”
A total of 1,445 people were questioned for the research – including 122 who did not describe themselves as being LGBTI.
Overall the survey found 65 per cent of lesbians who responded and 66 per cent of gay men had suffered hate crime at some point in their lives, alongside 53 per cent of bisexual people and 80 per cent of transgender people.
Verbal abuse was the most common type of attack, with 95 per cent of those who had been targeted having experienced this, while 79 per cent had suffered threats and 50 per cent were the victim of a physical assault.
Over a third (36 per cent) of those subjected to hate crime had suffered online abuse, while a fifth (21 per cent) reported having been sexually assaulted.
But 71 per cent of those who were victims did not report any of the incidents to the police, while only five per cent reported every attack they experienced.
Of those who went to the police, 41 per cent said they were satisfied with the response from officers, while 39 per cent were dissatisfied.
Crown Office figures showed in 2016-17 there were 1,075 reports of a hate crime motivated by prejudice about sexual orientation.
The panel came down at Queen Street station.