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Violent Crime: Crime Against a Person - Hate Crime

percent bias victim sexual

The UCR Program defines hate crime as "a criminal offense committed against a person, property, or society which is motivated, in whole or in part, by the offender's bias against a race, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or ethnicity/national origin." Bias is another word for prejudice.

About 49.7 percent of the total number of hate crimes against individuals were motivated by racial prejudice; 18 percent by bias against a victim's religion; 16.4 percent against a victim's sexual orientation; and 15.3 percent against a victim's ethnicity or national origin.

Of the offenders whose race was determined, 61.8 percent were white, 21.8 percent were black, 1.2 percent were Asian or Pacific Islander, and 0.6 percent were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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almost 8 years ago

i have felt like ive been a victim of a hate crime since i could remember. this is everywher i go grocery stories it seems like i am always picked on. no matter where i go doent matter, if someone is but ugly and i look good for a 55yr old woman. but it seems like iam always the victim who is picked on, if iam out walking i have to watch where iam going. pepole would rather worry about what i do, onther i have seen are ugly but i seem to be a victim is that a hate crime