hate crime statistics

hate crime statistics

2012-2013 Hate Crime Statistics Report

2012-2013 Crime Statistics Report
Renisha Hudson
Argosy University

Criminal Psychology
Dr. Miller
June 10, 2015

The Federal Bureau of Investigation released there 2013 annual Hate Crime Statistics report; stating 5,928 incidents involving 6,933 offenses were reported by law enforcement partners to the Bureau’s Uniform Crime Reporting Program (www.fbi.gov). Victims impacted by these hate crimes totaled 7,242 people. Of the 5,922 incidents reported the top three bias categories and percentages were found: race with 48.5 percent, sexual orientation with 20.8 percent and religion with 17.4%. There were 3,407 single bias hate crimes reported, that were racially motivated. 64.4 percent were motivated by individuals, who are bias to African Americans, or anti-black. While 21.4 percent came from anti-white bias individuals. Based on sexual orientation; 60 percent of 1,402 hate crimes offenses were classified at anti-gay bias. The following is a breakdown chart of the 5,922 single-bias hate crime incidents reported in 2013.

Reported hate crimes decreased in 2013, versus the prior year figures of 6,573 hate crime incidents in 2012, according to (www.fbi.gov). The Federal Bureau of Investigation, only included the following categories: offence type, location, bias motivation, victim type, number of individual victims, number of offenders, and race of offenders, until 2013. In 2013 the Federal Bureau of Investigation added the following categories to their annual hate crime report: sexual orientation bias type, race and ethnicity, and the collection of rape data. In 2012, over 293,800 violent hate crime victimizations occurred against individuals age 12 and older in the United States. Hate crimes motivated by religious bias during 2012, totaled 28 percent, while hate crime motivated by gender bias doubled to 26 percent. Violent crimes increased from 72 percent in previous years, to 90...

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