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Hate crimes

Hate Crime, 2003-2009

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THURSDAY, JUNE 16, 2011             Contact: Kara McCarthy (202) 307-1241
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AN ESTIMATED 148,000 HATE CRIMES REPORTED IN 2009; MOST HATE CRIMES MOTIVATED BY RACIAL OR ETHNIC BIAS

Hate Crime Victimization, 2003-2011

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THURSDAY, MARCH 21, 2013                                     Contact: Kara McCarthy (202) 307-1241
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NEARLY TWO-THIRDS OF HATE CRIMES WENT UNREPORTED TO POLICE IN RECENT YEARS

Hate crime victimization

Refers to a single victim or household that experienced a criminal incident believed by the victim to be motivated by prejudice based on race, gender or gender identity, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or ethnicity. BJS's National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) and the FBI's Uniform Crime Reports (UCR) Hate Crime Statistics Program are the principal sources of annual information on hate crime in the United States and use the definition of hate crime provided in the Hate Crime Statistics Act (28 U.S.C. § 534).