Hate Crime Statistics, 2010


November 18, 2011

The number of hate crime incidents in America during 2010 shows no significant change when compared to the previous year.


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Mollie Halpern: The number of hate crime incidents in America during 2010 shows no significant change when compared to the previous year. The data is based on the FBI’s latest Hate Crime Statistics report.

I’m Mollie Halpern of the Bureau and this is “FBI, This Week”.

6,628 incidents of bias-motivated crime were voluntarily reported to the FBI from our law enforcement partners. Gregory Scarbro is the unit chief of the Bureau’s Uniform Crime Report Program…

Gregory Scarbro: There were almost 15,000 participating agencies in 2010, up about 500 from 2009. I think the big take away is, it’s positive that we see an increase in participation by the law enforcement community. That shows that there’s more interest in reporting bias-motivated crimes.

Halpern: The enactment of the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crime Prevention Act will increase the type of data the FBI collects. The landmark legislation adds…

Scarbro: …gender, gender identity crimes, and hate crimes by and against juveniles.

Halpern: For detailed results of the report, visit FBI.gov. That’s what’s happening at the FBI, This Week.

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