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Hate Crime

Hate crime refers to any crime in which the perpetrator’s hostility or prejudice against an identifiable group of people is a critical factor in determining who is victimized.

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Hate Crime Groups

Hate crime refers to any crime in which the perpetrator’s hostility or prejudice against
an identifiable group of people is a critical factor in determining who is victimized.
Hate crimes are categorized according to the basis of prejudice, including:
  1. Race or ethnicity
  2. Religion
  3. Sexual orientation
  4. Gender

Like other crimes, hate crimes are also categorized according to the category of crime:
  1. Against persons
  2. Against property
  3. Against society

  1. The FBI compiles the statistics for the entire nation
  2. The FBI hate crime database is also broken down by individual state.
  3. New York City has its own hate crimes dashboard

Latest Articles on Hate Crime

New York Man Sentenced for Hate Crime Assault on Asian Woman

Brandon Elliot, 43, has been sentenced to 15 years in…
South Carolina Man Found Guilty of Hate Crime Killing of Transgender Person

South Carolina Man Found Guilty of Hate Crime Killing of Transgender Person

Daqua Lameek Ritter (L) was convicted of murdering his transgender…

Cultural Heritage Center Vandalized

The Nokomis Cultural Heritage Center in Meridian Township, Mich., was…
Hate Crime Charges for Antisemitic Attack in Staten Island

Hate Crime Charges for Antisemitic Attack in Staten Island

Obadiah Lashley, 29, captured holding metal bat before attacking Jewish…
Palestinian American Stabbed in Texas

Palestinian American Stabbed in Texas

Bert James Baker, 36 - Austin PD, KEYE via CNN…

Palestinian Migrant Arrested for Beating NY Homeowner 

A self-described Palestinian migrant from northern Africa stole a pro-Israel…
Mississippi Man Faces Hate Crime Charges for Damage to Satanic Temple Statue

Mississippi Man Faces Hate Crime Charges for Damage to Satanic Temple Statue

Satanic temple display at Iowa Statehouse - KCCI8 video screenshot
New Jersey Man Pleads Guilty to Assaults Against Jews

New Jersey Man Pleads Guilty to Assaults Against Jews

Dion Marsh, 29 - Ocean County Corrections website - via…

Colorado Man Sentenced for Church Arson

Darion Ray Sexton, a 22-year-old Colorado man, was sentenced to…
Massachusetts Man Arrested for Threat to Synagogue

Massachusetts Man Arrested for Threat to Synagogue

John Reardon, hate crime suspect - Attleboro Police via The…

Former Obama Official Reaches Plea Deal in NYC Hate Crime Case

Stuart Seldowitz, a former National Security Council official, reached a…

Two Charged With Hate Crime After Attacking Oregon Jewish Center

Two 18-year-old men, Zachary Demarest and Jacob Wilhelm, are facing…
Colorado Shooter Charged With Federal Hate Crimes

Colorado Shooter Charged With Federal Hate Crimes

Club Q shooter, Anderson Lee Aldrich, in court - via…

Michigan Man Charged With Making Racist Threats

Vincent Michael Moceri, 41, from Macomb County, Mich., has been…

Maryland Man Sentenced for Death Threats to LGBT Group

Adam Michael Nettina, 34, of West Friendship, Md., has been…
Michigan Man Accused of Trying to Run Over Pedestrian in Alleged Hate Crime

Michigan Man Accused of Trying to Run Over Pedestrian in Alleged Hate Crime

Mohammed Meah - Macomb County Jail via Macomb Daily screenshot

Illinois Man Faces Charges for Alleged Hate Crime Assault

Terrence Clyne, 68, from Orland Park, Ill., is facing a…

North Carolina Man Pleads Guilty to Threatening Jewish Organization

Jeffrey Hobgood, 64, has pleaded guilty to making violent threats…
Delaware Woman Arrested for Hate Crime

Delaware Woman Arrested for Hate Crime

Aiyanna Winstead, 21 - Delaware State Police screenshot via Delaware.gov…

NYPD Investigating Attack on Muslim Teen as Possible Hate Crime

The NYPD is investigating an attack on a Muslim teenager…

Baltimore Vandalism Investigated as Possible Hate Crime

Baltimore Police are investigating an act of vandalism at the…
Chicago Woman Charged With Hate Crime After Defacing Properties

Chicago Woman Charged With Hate Crime After Defacing Properties

Mariana Lynch - Chicago Police Department via Fox 32 Chicago…

Police Identify Man Who Vandalized BLM Mural

Santa Cruz Police Chief has announced that the arrest of…

Hindu Temple Vandalized

Anti-India graffiti at a Hindu place of worship in Newark,…

Florida Man Indicted for Hate Crime in Missouri

Sean Walter Tonkin, a Florida man, has been charged with…

Arrest Warrant Issued for Antisemitic Hate Crime

An arrest warrant has been issued for Ethan W. Hanson,…

Minor Arrested With Detailed Plan to Attack Reform Temple

A 13-year-old boy has been arrested and charged with inducing…
Hate Crime Investigation Over Destruction of Menorah in Oakland

Hate Crime Investigation Over Destruction of Menorah in Oakland

Hundreds gather for the lighting of a new menorah at…
Man Arrested for Antisemitic Attack in Beverly Hills

Man Arrested for Antisemitic Attack in Beverly Hills

Jarris Jay Silagi, 44, of Los Angeles was arrested for…
NYC Man Indicted in Time Square Antisemitic Attack

NYC Man Indicted in Time Square Antisemitic Attack

Billboards displayed photos of kidnapped and Israeli flags as thousands…

Maryland Teacher Under Investigation For Antisemitic Social Media Post

A Maryland teacher, Angela Wolf, is under investigation for antisemitic…

Ohio Man Sentenced to 20 Years for Hate Crimes Against Haitian Nationals

Izaye Eubanks, a 22-year-old man from Springfield, Ohio, has been…
Café Workers Fired for Confrontation Over Antisemitic Graffiti

Café Workers Fired for Confrontation Over Antisemitic Graffiti

Customer taking picture of antisemitic graffiti at Farley’s East coffee…
UPenn President Resigns Following Hearing on Antisemitism on Campus

UPenn President Resigns Following Hearing on Antisemitism on Campus

Presidents of Harvard, University of Pennsylvania,, and MIT testify before…
Israeli Restaurant Targeted in Philadelphia

Israeli Restaurant Targeted in Philadelphia

Palestiinian Protest at felafel restaurant Philadelphia - screenshot from Newsweek…

Multiple New York Synagogues Receive Bomb Threats

Bomb threats were made against 15 synagogues in New York…
Three Teens Arrested for Attacks on Jews in Brooklyn

Three Teens Arrested for Attacks on Jews in Brooklyn

Gang of men approach a Chassidic man in the Williamsburg…
Two South Carolina Men Charged With Hate Crimes Against Hispanic Victims

Two South Carolina Men Charged With Hate Crimes Against Hispanic Victims

Charles Antonio Clippard and Michael Joseph - via People.com screenshot…

Suspect Arraigned in Shooting of Three Palestinian Americans

Jason Eaton, 48, has been arrested as the alleged gunman…
USC Professor Faces Backlash for Calling for Death to Hamas Members  

USC Professor Faces Backlash for Calling for Death to Hamas Members  

Screenshot from Youtube video of USC Professor John Strauss -…
Anti-Israel Protestors Attack AIPAC President's Home

Anti-Israel Protestors Attack AIPAC President's Home

Anti-Israel protestors dripped red paint and placed red-paint covered bunches…
Ohio Man Arrested for Faking Anti-Palestinian Hate Crime

Ohio Man Arrested for Faking Anti-Palestinian Hate Crime

Hesham Ayyad, 20, charged with lying to police about being…

Florida Man Charged With Threats to Jewish Organization

Deep Alpesh Kumar Patel, 21, from Sarasota, Fla., was charged…

Florida Man Assaults Muslim Postal Worker

Kenneth Jerome Pinkney, 47, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., allegedly made…
Suspect Named in Murder of LA Jewish Man

Suspect Named in Murder of LA Jewish Man

Chalk artist Elena Colombo creates a Star of David at…

Oregon Man Sentenced for Anti-LGBT Assaults

Matthew Alan Lehigh, from Oregon, has been sentenced to 37…

Seattle Synagogue Receives Suspicious Packages

Seattle police officers and firefighters responded to two reported hazmat…
Cornell Student Arrested for Antisemitic Threats

Cornell Student Arrested for Antisemitic Threats

Sampling of Patrick Dai's Antisetmitic Posts - Twitter screenshot, StopAntisemitism

Ohio Man Pleads Guilty to Attempted Church Arson

Aimenn D. Penny, a 20-year-old Ohio man, pleaded guilty to…
Georgia Man Charged for Shooting at His Black Neighbor

Georgia Man Charged for Shooting at His Black Neighbor

Mark Wheeler, 73 - Walton County Sherriff’s Office via WSB-TV…

Washington Man Charged for Threatening Federal Worker Due to His Race

Steve L. Veres, 41, of Thurston County, Wash., was arraigned…

Illinois Man Charged for Threats

Larry York, of Lombard, Ill., has been denied pre-trial release…
Florida Man Sentenced for Racially Motivated Attack

Florida Man Sentenced for Racially Motivated Attack

David Emanuel, 63, of Cedar Key, Fla. - Levy County…

Illinois Man Charged With Stabbing 6-Year-Old

An Illinois man, Joseph Czuba, was charged with stabbing a…
Jewish Student’s Dorm Room Door Set on Fire

Jewish Student’s Dorm Room Door Set on Fire

Damage to Jewish student’s dorm room door at Drexel University…

Washington Man Sentenced for Arson at LGBT Nightclub

Kalvinn Garcia, from Washington state, has been sentenced to 48…

Man Indicted for Threats to ADL

Andrzej Boryga, aged 67, has been indicted by a federal…
Elderly Man Beaten in Anti-Gay Hate Crime

Elderly Man Beaten in Anti-Gay Hate Crime

A picture of the four attackers who NYPD is trying…

Two Puerto Rican Men Plead Guilty to Hate Crime Against Transgender Woman

Two Puerto Rican men, Jordany Rafael Laboy-Garcia and Christian Yamaurie…

Man Charged in Seattle Anti-Asian Hate Crime

Craig Day Milne has been charged with a felony hate…

Hells Angels Indicted for Hate Crime Beating

Hells Angels ride as part of a funeral for a…
Student Arrested After Vandalizing Penn Hillel

Student Arrested After Vandalizing Penn Hillel

U of Penn Hillel building - via CBS News Philadelphia…
Maine Man Arrested for Making Death Threats

Maine Man Arrested for Making Death Threats

Charles Allen Barnes, mugshot - via Atlanta Black Star screenshot
Brooklyn Man Accused of Terrorizing Tenants

Brooklyn Man Accused of Terrorizing Tenants

Arrested Brooklyn man Steven Attanasso seen on film brandishing knife…

New York Man Pleads Guilty to Hate Crime Against Priest

Dylan Vok, a 40-year-old man from Manhattan, pleaded guilty in…
Maryland Man Pleads Guilty to Threatening LGBT Groups

Maryland Man Pleads Guilty to Threatening LGBT Groups

Adam Michael Nettina, 34 - Department of Justice via Daily…

Oklahoma Men Sentenced for Hate Crime

Brandon Killian, 32, from Midwest City, Okla., has been sentenced…
South Carolina Man and Woman Plead Guilty to Hate Crime

South Carolina Man and Woman Plead Guilty to Hate Crime

Sierra Fletcher and Gabriel Brunson - via ABC Columbia screenshot

Massachusetts Man Indicted for Anti-Asian Hate Crime

Marc Jensen, 33, from Massachusetts, was indicted on hate crime…
Man Arrested for Vandalizing New York Synagogue

Man Arrested for Vandalizing New York Synagogue

Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun Synagogue in New York City, seen in…
California Man Arrested for Attacking Muslim Community Members

California Man Arrested for Attacking Muslim Community Members

Protesting anti-Muslim bigotry, Minneapolis, Sept. 11, 2011 - Shutterstock

Utah Man Sentenced for Racially Biased Attack

A Utah man has been sentenced to 20 years in…
Brooklyn Teen Pleads Not Guilty to Fatally Stabbing Dancer 

Brooklyn Teen Pleads Not Guilty to Fatally Stabbing Dancer 

Friends, family, and mourners gather at the casket of O'Shae…
Mosque Arsonist Sentenced

Mosque Arsonist Sentenced

Nicholas John Proffitt, Cape Girardeau Police Department

San Diego Human Relations Commissioner Resigns Over Antisemitism

San Diego County Supervisor Joel Anderson announced that Human Relations…

Florida Synagogue Vandalized

A Jewish temple in Pensacola, Fla., has been targeted in…
Oklahoma Man Sentenced for Racially Motivated Hate Crime

Oklahoma Man Sentenced for Racially Motivated Hate Crime

Devan Wayne Johnson - via Hunt County Theft Reports screenshot
Hate Crime Charges Leveled Against Maryland Shooter

Hate Crime Charges Leveled Against Maryland Shooter

Charles Robert Smith - Annapolis Police Department via New York…
Additional Charges for Suspect in Attack on State Representative

Additional Charges for Suspect in Attack on State Representative

Andrey Desmond at a Connecticut court hearing - via NBC…

New Mexico Mosque Vandalized

A mosque in eastern New Mexico has been vandalized multiple…
Florida Man Pleads Guilty to Racially Motivated Attack Against Black Women

Florida Man Pleads Guilty to Racially Motivated Attack Against Black Women

Frederick Eugene Pierallini - via FirstCoastNews.com screenshot
Kansas Man Indicted for Threats to Pride Event

Kansas Man Indicted for Threats to Pride Event

Participants attend the Nashville Pride 2023 parade on June 24,…
NYC Resident Charged for Hate Crime Assault Spree Against Asians

NYC Resident Charged for Hate Crime Assault Spree Against Asians

People march to protest against anti-Asian hate crimes on Brooklyn…
Two Charged With Hate Crime for Assaulting LDS Missionary

Two Charged With Hate Crime for Assaulting LDS Missionary

Nathan Thomas and Sebastian West - via Fox 13 Salt…

Man Arrested in Connection to Mosque Arson

A 42-year-old man has been arrested in connection with an…
Former Journalist Not Fit to Stand Trial

Former Journalist Not Fit to Stand Trial

Michael Bivins in his first court appearance related to vandalism…

Man Arrested for Throwing Rocks at People Entering New York Synagogue

Kenneth Azogue, 21, from Brooklyn was arrested after he threw…
Nevada Man Charged for Irvine Calif. Church Shooting

Nevada Man Charged for Irvine Calif. Church Shooting

David Chou, accused of opening fire in a Laguna Woods…

Minnesota Man Indicted for Mosque Arson

Jackie Rahm Little, 36, was indicted on one count of…
Colorado Man Pleads Guilty to Church Arson

Colorado Man Pleads Guilty to Church Arson

Darion Ray Sexton - Larimer County Sheriff's Office via CBS…

Indiana Woman Charged With Hate Crime Over Knife Attack

Billie Davis, 56, of Evansville, Ind., has been indicted by…
Minor Arrested Over Antisemitic Attack

Minor Arrested Over Antisemitic Attack

A group marched in Brooklyn to raise awareness of no…
<strong>Florida Jewish Center Vandalized</strong>

Florida Jewish Center Vandalized

Cape Coral Jewish Center via News-Press screenshot
<strong>Most Hate Crime Charges in NYC Get Dropped Before Conviction</strong>

Most Hate Crime Charges in NYC Get Dropped Before Conviction

Attendees applaud after New York State Governor Kathy Hochul announced…
<strong>Man Arrested in Antisemitic Attack</strong>

Man Arrested in Antisemitic Attack

Tevin Grant - Broward County Sherrif’s Office, via NBC 6…
<strong>Illinois Taxpayers Fund Jew Hatred and Black Separatism</strong>

Illinois Taxpayers Fund Jew Hatred and Black Separatism

A report by Focus on Western Islamism, a project of…
<strong>California Man Charged for Shooting Jews</strong>

California Man Charged for Shooting Jews

Jeffrey Abrams of the Anti-Defamation League speaks at a press…
<strong>Michigan Man Pleads Guilty for Death Threats to BLM Supporters</strong>

Michigan Man Pleads Guilty for Death Threats to BLM Supporters

Kenneth Pilon, 61, pleaded guilty in federal district court to…
Washington Man Charged for Arson of Jehovah’s Witness Hall

Washington Man Charged for Arson of Jehovah’s Witness Hall

photo provided by Olympia Fire Department shows damage from an…
FBI Slammed for Faulty 2021 Hate Crimes Statistics

FBI Slammed for Faulty 2021 Hate Crimes Statistics

The FBI released the National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) 2021…
Florida Man Sentenced for Racially Motivated Attack

Florida Man Sentenced for Racially Motivated Attack

Jordan Patrick Leahy – Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office via Law…
<strong>Man Charged After Attacking Jehovah’s Witness Hall</strong>

Man Charged After Attacking Jehovah’s Witness Hall

A Washington man was indicted in connection with a May…
<strong>Texas Man Indicted for Hate Crime Shooting</strong>

Texas Man Indicted for Hate Crime Shooting

Anthony Paz Torres – via Fox 4 KDFW screenshot
<strong>Florida Man Pleads Guilty to Racially Motivated Attack</strong>

Florida Man Pleads Guilty to Racially Motivated Attack

Roy Lashley and Robert Lashley – Citrus County Sheriff’s Office…
<strong> Incel Plots Mass Shooting of Women</strong>

 Incel Plots Mass Shooting of Women

Incel Tres Genco, via 10 WBNS screenshot
Incel Arrested for Pepper Spraying Young Women in Northern California

Incel Arrested for Pepper Spraying Young Women in Northern California

“Incel” Johnny Deven Young – Orange County District Attorney’s Office…
<strong>Orbeez Attack Perpetrator Charged With Hate Crime</strong>

Orbeez Attack Perpetrator Charged With Hate Crime

Joaquin Morton, suspect in Chico hate crime. / Booking photo…
Ahmaud Arbery’s Murderers Get Life Sentence

Ahmaud Arbery’s Murderers Get Life Sentence

This photo combo shows, from left to right, Travis McMichael,…
Anti-Asian Covid-Related Hate Crime Perpetrator Sentenced

Anti-Asian Covid-Related Hate Crime Perpetrator Sentenced

A press conference and memorial vigil is held for Yao…
Jewish Man Violently Assaulted on NYC Subway

Jewish Man Violently Assaulted on NYC Subway

Flima Zlatsin following his assault on the NYC subway –…
<strong>Four Teens Charged for Attacks Against Orthodox Jews in NY</strong>

Four Teens Charged for Attacks Against Orthodox Jews in NY

Press conference following the arrest of four teenagers who are…
<strong>Man Charged for Vandalizing Bakery That Was to Host Drag Show</strong>

Man Charged for Vandalizing Bakery That Was to Host Drag Show

Joseph I. Collins is charged with a hate crime and…
Hate Incidents Continue to Surge Against Asian Americans

Hate Incidents Continue to Surge Against Asian Americans

Photo by May James/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images
<strong>Man Who Shot up Gas Stations Indicted on Federal Hate Crimes</strong>

Man Who Shot up Gas Stations Indicted on Federal Hate Crimes

Clayton County Sheriff's Office via FOX 5 Atlanta
<strong>YouTube Silences Paid Moderator for Calling Out Antisemitic Content</strong>

YouTube Silences Paid Moderator for Calling Out Antisemitic Content

Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images
Clarion Project Special Report: Colleyville Hostage-Taking

Clarion Project Special Report: Colleyville Hostage-Taking

Everything you need to know about what happened, who did…