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  NCJ Number: NCJ 186765     Find in a Library
  Title: Hate Crimes Reported in NIBRS, 1997-99
  Document URL: Text PDF 
  Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
  Author(s): Kevin J. Strom
  Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
  Date Published: 09/2001
  Page Count: 11
  Series: BJS Special Reports
  Annotation: This report utilizes data from the FBI’s National Incident-Based Reporting Program (NIBRS) to describe hate crimes reported to law enforcement in NIBRS-participating jurisdictions, between 1997 and 1999.
  Abstract: The report analyzes NIBRS hate crime incidents from jurisdictions in up to 17 States reporting such data to the FBI over the 3-year period, including information on the type of bias motivation, the offenses committed during these incidents, the presence and use of weapons, and the location and the time of day of these crimes. Information is also provided on the characteristics of hate crime victims, suspected hate crime offenders, and the reported relationship between victims and suspected offenders. Incident-based statistics are presented on the law enforcement response to NIBRS hate crime incidents, including clearance rates by offense and the characteristics of persons arrested for the commission of bias crimes. Highlights include the following: in 60 percent of hate crime incidents, the most serious offense was a violent crime, most commonly intimidation or simple assault. The majority of incidents motivated by race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability involved a violent offense, while two-thirds of incidents motivated by religion involved a property offense, most commonly vandalism. Younger offenders were responsible for most hate crimes. Thirty-one percent of violent offenders and 46 percent of property offenders were under age 18.
  Main Term(s): Crime Statistics
  Index Term(s): Bias related violence ; Hate Crimes
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  Type: Report (Study/Research)
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
   
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