By Terry Frieden, CNN Justice Department Producer
WASHINGTON (CNN) - As New York authorities investigate what appears to be the nation's latest hate crime, the FBI's annual hate crime report, released Monday, shows no significant change in the level of crimes motivated by bias.
The FBI reports the number of U.S. hate crimes - offenses as a result of bias toward race, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity or national origin, physical or mental disability - totaled 6,628 in calendar year 2010. That's slightly above the 6,604 total hate crimes reported during 2009.
The largest category of hate crimes involved race, accounting for nearly half of more than 6,000 incidents. Figures roughly reflected the nation's overall population, with 58% of known offenders classified as "white" and 18% listed as "black."
Statistics showed a total of 2,600 anti-black offenses, 679 anti-white and 681 anti-Hispanic.
The FBI reported that out of 6,624 "single-bias" incidents, 47.3% were motivated by a racial bias, 20% by a religious bias, 19.3% by a sexual orientation bias and 12.8% were motivated by an ethnicity bias.
The figures included cases of intimidation as well as assaults. Seven murders in the nation last year were attributed to any form of bias. Four of the offenders were white and three were black, the FBI report said.
The FBI's annual report comes on the heels of a weekend incident in a Jewish section of Brooklyn in which three vehicles were set ablaze and graffiti was scrawled across park benches.
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg issued a statement declaring the attackers to be "a twisted person or people."
"This kind of hateful act has no place in the freest city in the freest country in the world," Bloomberg said.
The new hate crime statistics show anti-Jewish bias remains far and away the most prevalent form of hate crime directed at a religious group.
In 2010, the number of anti-Jewish incidents reported in the United States totaled 887 of roughly 1,300 cases in which a religion was targeted.
The next largest category was anti-Islamic bias, which was reported in 160 incidents. Anti-Catholic bias ranked third with 58 reported incidents.
The numbers were largely consistent with the 2009 figures, which showed more than 70% of religious bias was aimed at Jews, compared with 9% of cases labeled anti-Islamic and 4% anti-Catholic.
Although hate crimes remained essentially level last year, the statistics notably come in the wake of a recent FBI report that found overall violent crime such as murder and rape in the United States in 2010 had fallen a significant 6% from the previous year.
stereotypes exist because there is some truth to them, like it or not, thats just how it is.
stereotypes exixt because there is some truth to them, like it or not, thats just how it is.
I disagree... stup_id people motivate most hate crimes.
And, unsurprisingly, an article about racially motivated crimes produces not a sensible debate, but yet another race-motivated mudslinging contest. God Bless America.
Show me a "multicultural society", and I'll show you no society at all. But instead, individual ethnic enclaves. Anyone who suggests that, "our strength is our diversity", is just plain stupid.
My apologies for the double post.
Show me a "multicultural" society, and I'll show you no society at all. Instead, individual enclaves of ethnicity. Anyone who suggests that, "our strength is our diversity", is just plain stupid.
Another thing is that some people very mistakenly refer to Hispanics and Latinos as people of color, yet in reality their race is White! Just look at their birth certificates or check with any state or local govt. office. And Hispanics highly resent that implication since that term has been always been used to refer to African-Americans. The H and L terms, respectively, refer to Ethnicity, not race. By the way, those two terms Hispanic and Latino only make reference to those born outside the U.S. in a foreign country where those terms might apply, FYI, not those born in the U.S.
Department of Justice use torture to make suspects look unstable and therefor play into hands of jurors and conjured witnesses. Humiliation, drugging, sleep deprivation, stress positions, threats of physical violence, harassing relatives, etc... are commonly used.
The Department of Justice use torture to make suspects look unstable and therefor play into hands of jurors and conjured witnesses. Humiliation, drugging, sleep deprivation, stress positions, threats of physical violence, harassing relatives, etc... are commonly used.
If you could report crimes against whites the numbers would be much greater.
This does not fit into the liberal propaganda our media and government try to shove down our throats.
...you mean like "they took our jobs"?
What if its your religion to hate others like israel? See! Then its ok
Political debates in my opinion are hate crimes.
Is it just me or is the whole f-ng "Black in America" crap racist as hell anyways? If I put up some kind of "White in America" that talks about the struggles of white people it would be in violation of something and deleted and kicked off of this site in a matter of minutes. Why is it okay for Fox news in Memphis to run a serious freaking news story with the concept of it being that a black guy starting to date white women was like graduating from junior varsity to varsity. And if you even hint about some kind of white pride or that you may be a little prejudice – you are classified as some inbred, white, hillbilly redneck.
Please tell me what the difference is in saying colored and white?? Racist CNN – as long as it offends white people it's okay – just nobody else right? Grow some nuts!
What would "White In America" be about? Getting a job on the first try? Getting a plea deal on the first crime? Getting a loan without really trying? Having the police at your house before you hang up the phone? Having the best public schools and transit service in your area? Clapping to 1 and 3 during a song? Talking about "them" and "those people"?
You do realize he's not saying "hate" crimes shouldn't be crimes, he's saying that adding the word "hate" onto it – and simultaneously increasing a criminal penalty because of it – is absurd.
It's only made more absurd because it raises the penalty based on a subjective state of mind that has nothing to do with intent to commit a crime. Your punishment is increased or lessened based on your subjective motivations. For instance, beating someone up because they support an opposing sports team is simple battery.
But beating someone up in the same way and manner because of the color of their skin is made more criminal.
In essence it gives certain people in society more protection than others.
The article isn't about why white people should HATE "black thugs" listening to bad music and "mugging old white ladies." We all HATE thugs and criminals regardless of their race. However, I believe the article is about why hate crimes are carried out against Good people or innocent people. I hate black thugs too but I also hate white thugs too such as the white racist thugs who recently murdered a young innocent black man in Missippi because of the color of his skin.
Well, how about the incident where a white man was attacked by over 10 black guys for dating a black girl. It wasn't ruled as a hate crime.....
Well – you see Justin – It's really not a hate crime if it's done to a white person. Because our society is afraid that would sound racist – and we don't won't to offend anyone – well anyone that's not white.
And yet hate crimes shouldn't exist, no matter if they occur to a white person, a black person, someone who is rich or poor. The only subjective intent required for a crime is the intent to "do" the crime. Not the person's motivation otherwise. Why? Because then you're punishing someone merely for their thoughts, not for the consequences of their actions.
A classic example of a hate crime is when after four hundred years of slavery in America and decades of oppression under Jim Crow laws, America finally elects its first African-American President only to see the Tea Party resurface to say that a black man should not be president of the United States. That is a classic example of a hate crime.
I've never understood the concept of the term "hate crime." Aren't all crimes against another human based on some form of hatred? In these cases race and orientation is the motive. Regardless of the motive it is a crime. Why should these be classified differently?
Unlike crimes against minorities most crimes against Whites by minorities aren't considered a hate crime when in fact most probably are.
Can you please elaborate on that? Or are you just ranting?
So if someone steals your wallet, or mugs you, does not yell any racial epithets, and you are of a different race, are you calling that a hate crime?
I think it makes sense to keep track of the motivation for crimes, even if you don't get increased punishment because of the motivation. That a crime involves people of two different races does not per se make it a hate crime, however much some wish to suggest that it does. The vast majority of interracial crime is not motivated by hate. The easiest way to determine if a crime is motivated by hate is to look at the record of the perp. If he's mugges lots of people of the same race and then mugs someone of a different race, it probably is not a hate crime. It's a crime of opportunity and greed.
rob: "I think it makes sense to keep track of the motivation for crimes, even if you don't get increased punishment because of the motivation."
The motivation for a crime is something that is wholly unknowable absent a confession.
Increasing the punishment does two things: 1) punishes someone merely for their thoughts (rather than for their simply intent to commit the crime), and 2) gives greater protections to part of the population by doling out harsher punishments when a victim of a "hate crime" is one race rather than another.
The second one harkens back to crime against nobility, doesn't it? Except here instead of protecting a monied interest, you're giving arbitrary protection to a minority interest.
Figures roughly reflected the nation's overall population, with 58% of known offenders classified as "white" and 18% listed as "black."
Except The 2010 Census says 77% of the population is white and only 13% is black. So, its only "roughly reflected" if you don't want to say that blacks are more likely to commit a hate crime than whites.
Speaking of which, you do run a LOT of stories about white on "other" hate crimes, but nothing on "other" on white hate crimes. You know, whites make up 50% of all victims in such crimes? Half of all hate crimes are committed ON whites, yet there are 0 stories about them. Interesting.
Easy question: black man walks down a white neighborhood at night and a white man walks down a black neighborhood at night. Who's more likely to be a victim of crime? Politically correct double think will never trump the truth. One does not need to believe something or agree with it for it to be true. Call it what you will. There are far more racist comments here made by so called liberals than I read on other forums.
Well that depends on the neighborhood you are in. Was it in Virginia where these white teens decided to find a black man, beat him and then run him over with a truck, very proudly mind you. Would you call that a crime, or a hate crime?
it was Murder! Nothing more nothing less.
Medallion, The beating and killing that you're referring to was in Mississippi....not Virginia.
That depends entirely on the neighborhood. A white man walking down the street in my old neighborhood in PG County, MD would be perfectly safe. I, on the other hand, would have serious misgivings walking down the street at night in many white parts of Brooklyn.
IF they factored in the "true" number of crimes against white people done by blacks, the statistics will rise. However, this will never happen with the pathetic politically correct society we live in.
Again, define what is a hate crime, vs a criminal offense.
There are hate groups of all races, gender and religion. I live in south central KY and the kkk visited a few years back (didn't make the locals happy) but they were met with an anti-white group, which for some reason to police officals here seemed 'more-acceptable'. Overall, the police and courts will convict a white male of a hate crime faster than a black/hispanic person. I have witnessed hate crimes against whites (harrassment, destruction of property) and though it was obviously directed at the victim b/c they were white, the criminal gets a slap on the wrist and its not classified as a hate crime (usually only b/c the criminal denys it)
The numbers will never change...people are people
Wow!!! Basically, the only thing in the United States that showing any signs stability is hate. How sad.
ignorant sad people only continue to hate. if you know how miiserable they are in there lifes of course they have to be raacist alot of the time i doubt they had any contact with the people they focus there hate on the just assume things withput ever knowing the parson what a sad way to live have hate and consume your thoughts about a person you never met seen or had no contact with. just patthic but thats a narrow mind rracist ignnorant way. stupid
I suffer from chronic depression, am I an ignorant racist?
or were you just taking this opportunity to insult those who their hold racial prejudices openly to the world while the rest of us hide ours behind a variety of veiled threats and lies?
In addition, your spelling suggests you are lacking in intelligence yourself, are you a racist?
Does this not state that 18% were black?
You need to re-read the article, James.
It is amazing to me to see how many of these commentators dont actually seem like they even read the article. Thanks James for again proving the amount of ignorance, idiocy, and most-likely illiteracy of our national public, keep up the good work sir.
What are you talking about Jim? Read the full article before you skin it back.
Shall we start with you Brent?
They obviously talk to the offenders afterwards, or the offender said something or did something to indicated their motives. This report on haters seems to bother you, you must be one.
It is what it is Bobby. Don't become what you are trying to defend.
I misread your comment. nvm.
I read it as "when there is no race, gender or religion, that is perfect"
Mike I agree with you 2000%. This report is so unfair. I would bet there is 100 times more black and hispanic on white crime than the other way around. And this KKK thing is a laugh. How many of them are left in the country? 20? It is never a hate crime when blacks do it
No blacks just approach you on the city streets looking for money, do most of the killing, raping, stabbing this article makes me sick
It's not that easy though. There are always people who lag behind in each group. These lagging behind will always try to find someone else to blame and someone else to insult to make themselves more valuable. I feel sympathy for those who will be deselected from the gene pool. It's kind of an unavoidable behaviour from them. And I believe that it is only a hate crime when it is done by a group, and this group also tries to convince/influence other individuals as well. In addition, if the action results in no material damage, it shouldn't be considered a crime in the first place. Emotional and verbal insults come out all the time, just get used to it. It is at most a misdemeanor.
And at the same time, I am totally against people being forced mixed. I am all for the liberty of people even being racist as individual as long as they do not violate/influence other people's choice of being racist or non-racist as well. ie you can hold personal view about people of other race, but that's fine as long as you don't try to impose that on others.
And I am not even white.
One more note, hate crimes all come from the same source: group pride.
If we can eliminate group pride, then there won't be hate crime.
Even the Christians say, pride is the most serious sin and the source of all other sins.
What else would a hate crime be, crime of passion? Bias toward a particular race, religion. etc. as the reason for the crime is an element of proof. Just cause the perp and the victim are of different skin colors is insufficient as a hate crime indicator.
You would never recognize a non-white racist because you refuse to do so. Even if the person in question straight-up told you "I hate whites" you'd excuse him.
You should check out something called "the New Testament." In the New Testament the son of God is born his name was Jesus CHRIST. The New Testament doesn't call for the insane acts that the Torah calls for it calls for a following of CHRIST, which is why the religion CHRISTianity was born.
i love all the posters acting out racist stereotypes while acting like racism isn't an issue or at least exaggerated.. oh wait!
Yeah, like the rash of flash mobs that beat and attacked whites all summer long, that the media barely reported. If what you say is true that should have been the biggest story on planet Earth.
You asked a question while making your point. Making your point nothing more than an opinion on which you don't seem to sure of yourself. Get some facts, take those facts as truths then come on back and we'll have a grown-up conversation.
you know what's a hate crime, how much you must hate the English language and forming logical sentences in logical succession. Perhaps even a paragraph. And you must really hate your CAPS lock cause you must have broken it before writing this rant.
If I have trouble comprehending your point, then what about the down trotted moping whites who just made it through a nazi liberal scare only to be thrust in what appears to be a race riot. You know, with all them CAPS you sound angry and shouting.
Both of them?
does d stand for dumb
I know certain satanic werewolves from Milwaukee who would disagree with you there....
Actually, *I* am the only way to heaven, according to the One True Religion of the CNN Comments. I know it's true because it says so, right here in this comment!
Yes, I have neighbors who are blond, blue-eyed Hispanics with skin whiter than mine but are Latino so I know what you mean. At first I thought they were Swedish or German. I also went to school with those Latinos who were very fair-skinned. In Mexico alone their numbers are quite high as are in this country and especially South America like Bolivia and Argentina.
Easy to find right-wing nuts with websites that say "reload," but not that easy to find any racist black panthers.
I'm white, and I went to a workshop about racism at a large university, and most of the people at the workshop were white. Everybody was trying to understand some of the difficulties of the African Americans in the university: why they couldn't go downtown to shop and why the police department singled them out, etc. I did not meet one hateful person there. People need to sit down and talk to each other, and find out that these are neighbors. Are there bad elements? Yes, on both sides, but most people do not develop criminal mindsets if they feel included in a society. In the last 30 years, everybody has been working constantly just to keep afloat. We must work as hard to build a better society.
I was just going to say the same thing. I can't tell you how long hickenlooper, when he was mayor of Denver kept from the public the blacks attacking whites in downtown. The idea that it isn't racialm f the vitim is white is bull.
Did you try reading the article? There were as many anti-white hate crimes as anti-Hispanic, "Statistics showed a total of 2,600 anti-black offenses, 679 anti-white and 681 anti-Hispanic."
Hold on... the majority of REPORTED hate crimes are against blacks. Hate crimes against whites are rarely prosecuted.
If you suggest its purely because of race and you do not take social or economic factors into account, then its racism.
Actually it very real. If a crime is a crime then petty theft and murder deserve the same stigma. The reason's someone commits a crime is just as important as the crime itself since it gives us the potential to prevent similar problems in the future. Knowing the race and religion still motivate a great about of animosity is important. There is a BIG problem in the U.S. No things are much improved now that a lynch mob usually can't get away with the crime. You know I used to think that race issues was coming to an end. My as a got older I realize how many problems we still have. America is not perfect, we need to improve. No shame in that and it not a ploly
ROTFLMAO they're not bad people, they just do bad things:) hahahahahahahaha
Thank you for your racist tirade. It does support the FBI numbers.
Joe you are such a racist!
Say it ain't so Joe,,,
Maybe us racist whites are a little on edge because our nation, our culture and our future is actually worth defending.
I dont see anyone saying that, that if there is a racial attack on whites, it is not racial. I think you are confusing a regular crime, with a hate crime. The difference is important
Do you have any evidence to suggest that hate crimes against whites are not prosecuted? There are over 3 times as many hate crimes against blacks as against whites or latinos. That's the number that jumps out.
On the whole, these hate crime figures are highly suspect. In a nation of 300 million, 6000+ sounds like a tiny number, especially compared to the tens of thousands of non-hate crimes that occur every year. If there really are only 6,000+ such crimes, we should be counting our blessings and trying to do something about the murders, rapes and other violent crimes.
i agree.the America that i live is not right for us white.all becaus blacks think they had it rough in the past. hello u people are not the only ones who suffered.just get over urself.we whites deserve the jobs that is offered to us.its our birth right,also i dont think its right that an immagraint to come right off the boat get a loan and start a business without payin taxes for 7 years.
If you are not comfortable with who you are or what you believe in, you have a huge problem. Hate crimes no matter who they are directed at are about that person's being unsure of their beliefs and their own fears.
It's real easy to blame the "OTHER PERSON" for your own lot in life. This is what racism and hate is.
IF YOU ARE NOT COMFORTABLE WITH WHO AND WHAT YOU ARE, THAT'S YOUR PROBLEM, NOT MINE
You don't get why white people are so uptight? It's because we don't live in a country of equal rights; we live in a country of special rights.
As long as there are people, there will be hate groups.
You guys have it so rough. I pity you.
That's an easy fix for you...just leave.
I never said 'we have it rough.' I said we're uptight.
But since you have me thinking about it.. when I get passed over for a job because of the color of my school (affirmative action, you know), yeah, it gets me mad, because equal rights is what people fought for so hard. Now that's not enough; there has to be special rights for people?
This has all gone way too far.
Are you engaging in a hate crime?
Just to prove a point that it does not matter if there are leftist minded or right-minded, here is an example of left-wing violence. The Weathermen claimed to be involved with 25 bombings, they intended to kill members of the military, and in 2001 Bill Ayers said, "I don't regret setting bombs; I feel we didn't do enough." So... "real", your statement is flawed.
sorry for the typo:"there are" should be "they are"
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