Friday, June 30, 2017

New Hate Crime Data Released By DOJ

Yesterday the Justice Department's Bureau of Justice Statistics released (press release) a report on Hate Crime Victimization, 2004-2015. The data taken from its National Crime Victimization Survey showed that  on average 250,000 people per year were hate crime victims, and until 2015 a majority of these were not reported to police.  During 2011-2015, religious bias accounted for 17% of the perceived hate crimes. Racial bias accounted for 48%.