Racial prejudice behind majority of US hate crimes

Which one of you assholes told me that the world was getting better?  The world is the “...same as it ever was...”


[url=http://www.chinaview.cn]http://www.chinaview.cn[/url] 2004-11-23 13:18:40

WASHINGTON, Nov. 22 (Xinhuanet)—About 52 percent of the 7,489 hate crimes in the United States in 2003 were related to racial prejudice, the FBI said Monday in its annual report.

Among 3,844 cases of hate crimes, 2,548 were motivated by anti-black bias, more than double the total hate crimes against all other racial groups, said the report.

Religion and sexual orientation were a distant second cause of the hate crimes, at 16 percent each.

Intimidation, vandalism and property destruction account for nearly two-thirds of all the hate crimes, including 14 murders.

Of all known offenders, 62 percent were white and 18 percent were black. About a third of all hate crimes occurred at people’s homes.

The report is drawn from information submitted by more than 11,900 law enforcement agencies around the country. Some experts say the statistics is probably lower than the exact number because reporting by local law enforcement agencies is voluntary.

The overall total of 7,489 hate crime incidents in 2003 was slightly above the 7,462 reported in 2002, the lowest number since1994. Civil rights groups said those figures show a need for stronger federal laws against hate crimes. Enditem

Posted by SPN on 11/23 at 04:01 PM in Religion / Sprituality

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