FBI report: Hate crimes drop, anti-gay offenses rise
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FBI report: Hate crimes drop, anti-gay offenses rise

Washington : DC : USA | Dec 10, 2012 at 11:21 PM PST
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According to a latest FBI report, around 6,000 hate crimes were reported to US law enforcement authorities in 2011, which is a six percent drop off from 2010. However, the bureau’s report showed that crimes on grounds of sexual orientation rose to some extent.

Almost half of the total hate crimes reported in 2011 were ethnically stimulated. Nearly three-fourth of the crimes was against African American and around 16 percent were prompted by anti-white discrimination.

At least 59 percent of the identified criminals for all registered offenses were white and around 21 percent were black.

The FBI report states that 1,508 crimes based on sexual orientation were reported in 2011, an increase from 1,470 reported in 2010. On the whole, almost 21 percent of hate crimes were stimulated by sexual orientation prejudices, with males suffered a majority of the time.

Around 20 percent of the reported crimes were motivated by religious bigotry. A majority of the crimes were anti-Semitic and 13 percent anti-Muslims.

"Jews and Jewish institutions continued to be principal targets, accounting for 63% of all religion-based hate crimes in 2011 — showing, once again, that anti-Semitism is still a serious and deeply entrenched problem in America," the Anti-Defamation League, which monitors and seeks to combat bigotry, said in its statement, according to the Washington Post.

Out of the 891 ethnicity or nationality based crimes reported to law enforcement agencies in 2011, 57 percent stalked from anti-Latino biases.

According to the report, Washington State’s reported hate crimes also fell, from 232 in 2010 to 213 in 2011. In Seattle, 12 hate crimes were reported to authorities in 2011; six of them were motivated by sexual orientation, one by religion and five by race.

It is pertinent to mention here that, the total figures in the FBI report show offenses reported to law enforcers, thus playing down the actual occurrences.

A majority of sufferers are unwilling to report crimes against them. In certain instances, immigrants may think of law enforcers as agents of an oppressive government in their country of origin. Gays, bisexuals and transgenders may not report crimes against them out of the fear that law enforcers will be insensitive.

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Jennifer Rees is based in Seattle, Washington, United States of America, and is an Anchor for Allvoices.
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