Anti Black Hate Crimes, Victimization, Bias Motivation And Crime Type

1011 Words Nov 24th, 2016 5 Pages
Journal November 15 –– Summarize the last 10 years (2005 – 2014) regarding hate crime victims, victimization, bias motivation and crime type. Does this information surprise you? Why, or why not? After accessing and viewing the report on hate crime in California I discovered a graph conducted by the U.S. Department of Justice illustrating the statistics of disclosed hate crime incidents from 2005 to 2014. The chart lists some of the listed categories of hate crimes including: Race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability and gender. For each category, the graph displayed the number of offenses that had occurred in each given year. The first category includes the three most victimized areas covering race, ethnicity and national origin. The largest list of offenders listed was the anti-black hate crimes. The second largest group was ant-hispanic offenses but only consisted of ¼ the total of anti-black crimes in comparison. What is interesting about anti-black offenses is that they were at a remarkably high rate in 2005 and even spiked in 2007 but have consistently decreased up until 2014. In fact, offenses targeting every have ultimately seen a constant decrease and are at a current all time low. The total offenses that occurred because of race, national origin, and ethnic biases equaled approximately 916 in 2005. However, almost a decade later, this number has dropped to a staggering “low” of 412 incidents. Although this number creates optimism…

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