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 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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