Millions are victims of hate crimes, though many never report them
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Millions are victims of hate crimes, though many never report them

The Center for Public Integrity |
August 17, 2018

An investigation of a growing climate of hate in the United States through national crime victimization data analysis and on-the-ground reporting in 36 states


This report is part of the “Hate in America" project produced by the Carnegie-Knight News21 initiative, a national investigative reporting project by top college journalism students and recent graduates from across the country and headquartered at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

PHOENIX — More than 2.4 million crimes, whose victims suspect were motivated by hate, were committed across the United States in the five years between 2012 and 2016, according to a News21 analysis of the federal National Crime Victimization Survey, which interviews tens of thousands of Americans annually.

Jack McDevitt, director of Northeastern University’s Institute on Race and Justice, said the victimization survey data are important in determining victims’ perceptions of hate crimes at a time of cultural and political upheaval in the United States.

Credit by - The Center for Public Integrity

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