Hate Crimes in the United States


Joseph Pelletier (Editor)

Series: Safety and Risk in Society

BISAC: SOC051000

Reports of hate crimes have been steadily increasing over the past several years, particularly against certain groups; there were reports of 6,121 incidents in 2016 and 7,175 incidents in 2017 (a 17 percent increase). Hate crime experts are unsure if this increase reflects a rise in hate incidents, a willingness on the part of victims to report, or better reporting practices by law enforcement (or a combination of these factors); regardless, these crimes have lasting and far-reaching effects for victims, their communities, and for the nation.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. In The Name Of Hate: Examining the Federal Government’s Role in Responding to Hate Crimes
(U.S. Commission on Civil Rights)

Chapter 2. Federal Data on Hate Crimes in the United States
(Nathan James)

Chapter 3. Department of Justice’s Role in Investigating and Prosecuting Hate Crimes
(Nathan James)


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