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NCJ Number: 250653 Find in a Library
Title: Hate Crime Victimization, 2004-2015
Series: BJS Special Reports
Author(s): Madeline Masucci; Lynn Langton
Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: June 2017
Page Count: 15
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
Washington, DC 20531
Document: Agency Summary|PDF (Summary)|PDF (Full Report)|Text
Agency Summary: 
Type: Statistics; Survey
Format: Document; Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This is a summary of the U.S. Justice Department’s Bureau of Justice Statistics’ report on hate-crime victimization in the United States for 2004-2015.
Abstract: The Hate Crime Statistics Act defines hate crimes as those “that manifest evidence of prejudice based on race, gender or gender identity, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or ethnicity." For the period 2004 to 2015, U.S. residents experienced an average of 250,000 hate-crime victimizations each year (0.7 per 1,000 persons age 12 or older). There was no statistically significant change in the rate of violent hate-crime victimizations during this period. During the aggregated period from 2011 to 2015, 48 percent of hate-crime victimization were motivated by racial bias; 35 percent of victims believed they were victimized because of their ethnicity or gender. Ninety percent of hate crimes in the period 2011-15 involved violence, and approximately 29 percent were serious violent crimes (rape and sexual assault, robbery, and aggravated assault). Fifty-four percent of hate-crime victimization during this period were reported to police. Males and females had similar rates of hate-crime victimization. Hispanics experienced a higher rate of violent hate victimization than non-Hispanic Whites. Persons in households in the lowest income bracket ($24,999 or less) had the highest rate of victimization compared to all other income categories. 1 figure
Main Term(s): Victimization surveys
Index Term(s): BJS Resources; Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS); Discrimination; Hate Crimes; Offense statistics
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