JACL Anti-Hate Program
- March 31, 2009: The Spring 2009 Network Update is at the printers. Hard copies are available soon. Electronic version available now!
- March 10, 2009: Pictures from the ECAASU workshop are now available on the "Workshops" page.
- March 25, 2009: The Bureau of Justice released statistics on "Asian, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Victims of Crime"
- October 2008: The FBI released statistics for Hate Crimes in 2007. Below is a summary:
2007 FBI Statistics on Hate Crimes
The most recent report on hate crimes released by the FBI shows that there were 7,624 hate crime incidents in 2007. The report, released at the beginning of October 2008, was based on reports received from law enforcement agencies in the United States. The report includes data submitted and categorized by city, county and state. It also includes reports submitted by colleges and universities.
Of the 7, 624 hate crime incidents, 50.8 percent were racially motivated, 18.4 percent were motivated by religion and 16.6 by sexual orientation. Sixty percent of these crimes were committed against persons and the rest were property crimes. The most frequent type of crime committed against a person was intimidation, followed by simple assault. The breakdown of racial incidents showed that 4.6 percent were anti-Asian, with anti-Black constituting the largest percentage at 69.3. Crimes motivated by religion showed that 68.4 percent were anti-Jewish and 9.0 percent were anti-Islamic.
Even though the reporting by schools and colleges does not appear to be comprehensive, nevertheless, an alarming 54.4 percent of the incidents that took place at schools and colleges were motivated by race bias and nearly 20 percent were motivated by religious bias.