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18% of 2009 Hate Crimes Targeted Gays

November 23, 2010

Hate Crime

 

The number of hate crime incidents and victims declined in 2009 compared with the previous year, the FBI reported Monday.

Of more than 6,000 hate crime offenders, over six in 10 were white while nearly two in 10 were black.

Nearly half of the crime incidents in 2009 were motivated by racial bias, nearly 20 percent by religious bias and over 18 percent by sexual orientation bias.

via By the Numbers: 18% of 2009 Hate Crimes Targeted Gays :: EDGE Boston.

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