Hate Crimes

Hate crimes remain a festering and horrifying problem in the United States. Although there are laws on the books to deter hate crimes and protect their victims, significant gaps remain unfilled.

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The Leadership Conference Education Fund, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law & Nine Partner Organizations Launch Communities Against Hate National Initiative

Monday, March 13, 2017

WASHINGTON – Today, The Leadership Conference Education Fund and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law announced the launch of Communities Against Hate, an initiative of 11 prominent national organizations working together to address the disturbing spike in hate incidents across the United States. As part of this initiative, the organizations are launching a database to bring visibility to hate incidents and … Read More

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156 Civil and Human Rights Groups Call for Stronger Response to Hate Incidents

Friday, March 10, 2017

WASHINGTON –The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and 155* civil and human rights groups today called upon the Executive Branch to respond more quickly and forcefully to hate-based incidents, which have been occurring at an alarming rate in recent months.  The statement follows: “Our diversity is part of what makes America great, and … Read More

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New FBI Report Indicates Slight Decrease in Hate Crimes, Though Reporting Numbers Fall

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

An annual report recently released by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) revealed a 7 percent decrease compared to last year’s figures in the number of hate crimes reported by local law enforcement partners in 2012. The report, “Hate Crime Statistics, 2012,” found that of the 5,790 single-bias incidents reported in 2012, 48.3 percent were … Read More

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FBI 2011 Report Indicates Slight Decrease in Hate Crimes

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

An annual report recently released by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) revealed a 6 percent decrease in the number of hate crimes reported by law enforcement partners in 2011 to the lowest number of reported hate crimes since 1994. The report, “Hate Crimes Statistics 2011,” found that of the 6,216 single-bias incidents reported in … Read More

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FBI 2010 Report Indicates Slight Increase in Hate Crimes

Monday, November 14, 2011

An annual report released today by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) revealed a slight rise in the number of hate crimes reported by law enforcement partners in 2010. The report, Hate Crimes Statistics 2010, found that of the 6,624 single-bias incidents in 2010, 47.3 percent were motivated by race, while 20 percent by religion, … Read More

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