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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

2009 Hate Crime Report

"The F.B.I. released its 2008 data on hate crimes in the U.S. The highest upticks occurred for hate crimes motivated by sexual orientation (up 11 percent) and religion (up 9 percent)."

Sudhir Venkatesh writes:
Hate crimes seem to go up in the spring and summer months (hibernation?). Hate crimes against whites do occur, though they make up only one-fourth as much as anti-black crimes; the hate crimes against blacks make up nearly three-fourths of all race-based hate crimes. Whites make up about 79 percent of the American population: they commit about 60 percent of all hate crimes. READ MORE

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