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NCJ Number: 150109 Find in a Library
Title: Bias Crimes Annual Report: Race, Religion, Ethnicity, Sexual Orientation
Corporate Author: Connecticut State Police
United States of America

Connecticut Dept of Public Safety
United States of America
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 16
Sponsoring Agency: Connecticut Dept of Public Safety
Hartford, CT 06106
Connecticut State Police
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Document: PDF
Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: During 1993, 137 crimes motivated by bias against another's race, religion, ethnicity, or sexual orientation were reported in Connecticut, a 52.2-percent increase over 1992.
Abstract: Crime motivated by racial bigotry accounted for 56.2 percent of bias crimes, while 2.9 percent appeared to target both racial and religious groups. Crimes motivated by religious bigotry accounted for 25.5 percent of bias crimes, with anti-Semitism motivating 29 of 35 religious bias crimes. Physical force or a dangerous weapon was used in 24.1 percent of bias crimes. Two training sessions were held in 1993 to help police officers determine whether a crime was motivated by bias, and these sessions may have affected the increased number of police departments submitting bias crime reports in 1993. Connecticut legislation relevant to bias crime is noted, and the Bias Crime Report used by Connecticut's Department of Public Safety is included. 6 tables
Main Term(s): Victims of Crime
Index Term(s): Bias related violence; Connecticut; Discrimination against homosexuals; Hate Crimes; Racial discrimination; Racially motivated violence; Religiously motivated violence; State crime statistics
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