I readily admit that I did not vote for legislation to create “hate crimes.”
Motivation seemed to me not as important as the underlying crime.
The FBI uses taxpayer resources to count such crimes and released its report for 2014 today.
Here’s the short version:
Hate Crime Statistics – 2014 Report Released
According to the FBI’s latest report, law enforcement agencies reported 5,479 hate crime incidents involving 6,418 offenses to our Uniform Crime Reporting Program in 2014.
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The full report can be found here.