FBI: Hate Crimes in US Remained Steady in 2010

Posted November 14th, 2011 at 1:40 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. government says the number of reported hate crimes in the United States remained steady in 2010.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation said Monday that 6,628 hate crime incidents were reported last year, while 6,604 were reported in 2009.

It said 47 percent of the incidents with a single motivation were driven by race, while religion was the reason behind one-fifth of the single-bias attacks. Biases against victims because of their sexual orientation made up 19 percent of the crimes, while nearly 13 percent were because of the victim's ethnicity or national origin. Less than one percent of the single-bias crimes were because of a person's disability.

The hate crimes included vandalism, intimidation, assault and other crimes against persons, property and society because of the victim's race, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity, or disability.