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7630, Just the facts.
Posted by HoChiGrimm, Fri Jul-19-02 02:34 PM
>Why don't you try pulling a contrary statistic
>out of your ass, geek.

According to the American Psychological Association, "By far the largest determinant of hate crimes is racial bias, with African Americans the group at greatest risk. In 1996, 4,831 out of the 7,947 such crimes reported to the FBI, or 60%, were promulgated because of race, with close to two-thirds (62%) targeting African Americans. Furthermore, the type of crime committed against this group has not changed much since the 19th century; it still includes bombing and vandalizing churches, burning crosses on home lawns, and murder."


In 1998, the FBI received 7,755 reports of hate crime incidents. Of these, over 68% were crimes against persons, and 31%were crimes against property.

Offenses against African Americans constituted 67% of all race-based hate crimes, followed by offenses against whites (18%), Asians/Pacific Islanders (7%), and American Indians/Alaskan Natives (1%).

Of all known hate crime offenders in 1998, 66% were white, 17% were African-American, 5% were multiracial persons, 2% were Asian/Pacific Islander, and less than 1% were American Indian/Alaskan Native.

Overall, the percentage of anti-black hate crimes increased from 35.5% in 1991 to 38.7% in 1998. In the same period, anti-white hate crimes decreased steadily as a percent of all hate crimes from 20.3% in 1992 to 10.7% in 1998, after growing between 1991 and 1992 by nearly 2 percentage points.

African Americans represented 17% of all hate crime offenders in 1991. This jumped to 41% of all offenders in 1992, the year of the civil unrest in Los Angeles, and then steadily decreased back to 17% in 1998. The percentage of hate crime offenders who were white nearly doubled over the period, from 36.8% in 1991 to 66.4% in 1998.