The Federal Bureau of Investigation released its latest annual report on hate crimes in the United States yesterday. Hate Crime Statistics 2005 and a brief summary are available on the FBI web site. The report breaks down hate crimes by category of crime, such as assaults and property crimes, and by jurisdiction, type of victim and type of location. It analyses offenses by bias motivation, including racial, religious, sexual-orientation, ethnicity/nationality and disability. Compiled from information about the 8,380 offenses reported by police agencies across the country last year, the report is an important source for anyone interested in criminal law or public policy.
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