Hate Crimes Up? Some Clarification is Necessary

Observations We have multiple measures of hate crimes, one touting a 20 percent increase, and one from the US Department of Justice stating that hate crimes decreased. Who is correct? If the percentage of hate crimes suspected to be motivated by gender bias nearly doubled from 15% in 2007 to 29% in 2015, why isn’t […]

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Hate Crimes Decline Per US Department of Justice

Subtitles Hate crime declined in the US. The rate of hate crime victimizations did not change significantly from 2004 to 2015. Most hate crimes involved race. Religion was a small percentage of hate crimes. More than half (53%) of hate crime victimizations were against whites. Hispanics had the highest rate of hate crimes Victims knew […]

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A War on Muslims? A War on Cops?

Subtitles 2015 Hate Crime Statistics from the FBI What constitutes a war on cops? What constitutes a war on Muslims?  Author By Leonard A. Sipes, Jr. Thirty-five years of supervising public affairs for national and state criminal justice agencies. Former Senior Specialist for Crime Prevention for the Department of Justice’s clearinghouse. Former Director of Information Management […]

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Orlando Nightclub Shooting Highlights Violence Against the Gay Community

Orlando Nightclub Shooting Highlights Violence Against the Gay Community What is known to be the worst mass shooting in American history, the gunman, identified as Omar Mateen of Ft. Pierce, Florida, took the lives of a minimum of 50 people. Early reports suggest at least another 50 wounded. News reports are identifying the location, the […]

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Hate Crimes Down-Race, Religion and Orientation Lead

Editor’s note: The 2016 release of the Hate Crimes Statistics report, which will contain 2015 data, will feature even more information—expanded bias types in the religion category and the added bias type of anti-Arab under the race/ethnicity/ancestry category. The collection of both types of data began in January 2015. According to the FBI’s latest report, […]

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7,000 hate crimes in 2013

The FBI released Hate Crime Statistics, 2013. The bias categories of gender (male and female) and gender identity (transgender and gender nonconforming) have been added to the other bias categories of race, religion, disability, sexual orientation, and ethnicity. Other new aspects of the report include the presentation of age categories to indicate whether hate crimes […]

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Hate Crime Statistics–FBI–2008

  Statistics released today by the Federal Bureau of Investigation revealed that 7,783 criminal incidents involving 9,168 offenses were reported in 2008 as a result of bias toward a particular race, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity/national origin, or disability. Published by the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting Program, Hate Crime Statistics, 2008, includes data about hate crime […]

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