hate crime

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hate crime

n.
A crime motivated by prejudice against a social group: "[His]murders were hate crimes targeting victims by gender" (Jane Caputi and Diana E.H. Russell).

hate crime

n
(Law) a crime, esp of violence, in which the victim is targeted because of his or her race, religion, sexuality, etc
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Half of those reporting a hate crime to police were not satisfied with the way it was handled and fewer than one in 10 victims who reported hate crimes and incidents said it led to a conviction.
Police in Manchester are starting to record attacks on goths, emos and punks as hate crimes, even though members of the subcultures are not protected under that designation by England's courts.
The UCR Program continued to work with agencies familiar with investigating hate crimes and collecting related information so that it could develop and implement a more uniform method of data collection on a nationwide scale.
Kirklees police's Hate Crime co-ordinators already run regular scrutiny panels on the handling of disability and race, religion and faith hate crimes and have been keen to develop a similar initiative for homophobic hate crimes.
London, Dec 1 (ANI): Over 50,000 hate crimes were reported last year, a 12 percent rise in the total number of hate crimes from 46,300 in 2008, according to UK Home Office figures.
This second edition offers new learning features: chapter conclusions, discussion questions, Internet exercises, and portraits of victims and perpetrators of hate crimes and individuals who are active in stopping hate crimes.
Partially fueled by the election of President Barack Obama and the statewide controversy over gay marriage, hate crimes based on sexual orientation shot up 21 percent in Los Angeles County last year, while religious crimes increased 14 percent, according to a county report released Thursday.
After years of frustrating delay, the House overwhelmingly approved legislation on Thursday that would, for the first time, expand the definition of violent hate crimes to cover those committed because of a victim's sexual orientation.
According to the most recent FBI hate crime statistics, racially motivated incidents were slightly down by 1% while there has been a surge in hate crimes against gays and lesbians, up 6%.
MORE than 40 centres where hate crimes can be reported are being set up across Merseyside and Cheshire, police have said.
12,084 That's the number of sexual orientation-related hate crimes reported nationally over the past decade.
7, 2005, the Ontario Liberal government announced that it was increasing funding by $200,000 to help police investigate hate crimes in the province.