Hate Crimes in the U.S.
INFORMATION ON HATE CRIMES IN THE U.S.
Hate crime victims and comparisons with their demographic representation
“Since 2000, the number of organized hate groups -- from white nationalists, neo-Nazis and racist skinheads to border vigilantes and black separatist organizations -- has climbed by more than 50 percent, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC)” (Florida, 2011).
A summary of hate crime info, according to the FBI’s 2010 report:
- Hate crimes are broken down thusly: 47.3% by a racial bias, 20% percent by a religious bias, 19.3% by asexual orientation bias, and 12.8% by an ethnicity/national origin bias. Bias against a disability accounted for 0.6% of single-bias incidents.
Hate crimes by race:
- Anti-Black: 69.8%
- Anti-White: 18.2%
- Anti-multiracial: 5.7%
- Anti-Asian or Pacific Islander: 5.1%
- Anti-Native American/Alaskan Native: 1.2%
- Anti-Jewish: 65.4%
- Anti-Islamic: 13.2%
- Anti-other/multiple religion: 13.3%
- Anti-Catholic: 4.3%
- Anti-Protestant: 3.3%
- Anti-Atheism/Agnosticism: .5%
Hate crimes by sexuality
- Anti-gay man: 57.9%
- Anti-“homosexual”: 27.4%
- Anti-lesbian: 11.4%
- Anti-bisexual: 1.9%
- Anti-heterosexual: 1.4%
Hate crimes by ethnicity/nationality
- Anti-Latino: 65.5%
- Anti-other ethnicity and nationality: 34.5%
Hate crimes by disability
- Anti-mental disability: 52%
- Anti-physical disability: 48%