October 16, 2006
FBI Releases Hate Crime Statistics for 2005
From AllHeadlineNews.com: The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has released their 2005 statistics on hate crimes. Statistical data indicates a total of 7,163 criminal incidents. These incidents involved 8,380 reported offenses reported in 2005, resulting from a bias toward a particular race, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity/national origin, or physical or mental disability...Racial bias topped the list as motivation for the 2005 hate crimes at 54.7 percent. Thereafter, smaller percentages were reported for motivations of religious bias at 17.1 percent, sexual-orientation bias at 14.2 percent, ethnicity/national origin bias at 13.2 and disability bias of 0.7 percent. The "Hate Crime Statistics, 2005," is published by the FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting Program. The data includes details on reported hate crimes from city, county, state, tribal, and federal law enforcement agencies across the country. More statistics. . . and more information from the FBI about these statistics here. . . [Michele Berry]
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its amazing to me, a 17 year-old kid from california how much crime i see around me. especially hate crime, there are many times ive heard the words and there have been times ive said those words, but ive come to realize that with every word of hate we speak, we dont notice that the persn who our hate is directed twards dies a little. it hurts to be hated and not all of us know how that feels but i can honestly say i do. people might hate you because of your race, or ethnicity, or because your dating thier ex, but no matter what we are always going to have hate. when i was little i was taught to hate. my father was a KKK member and he had me doing it too. i was a baby in the robe. but i overcame my differances with blacks and mexicans and everyone else who is different from me. its not true that once its in your head long enough that is stays there, cuz i got rid of it and it had been there for a while. but if we all tryed we might be able to stop the hate crimes and stop the violence twards people cuz their different from us. and if it talkes a 17 year-old to change things then it might as well be someone who has experianced what it is that he or she is trying to change. im not saying that ill chance the world, but who knows, i might spark the idea that will.
Posted by: james thompson | May 16, 2007 2:12:38 PM