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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The number of reported hate crimes on college campuses increased by 25 percent from 2015 to 2016, according to Education Department data.
Topping the list of the hate crimes with a whopping 78 percent were offenses motivated by racial bias, followed by sexual orientation,11 percent, religion 7 percent, disability 7 percent and transgender identity 2 percent.
"A number of sub-categories for the recording of faith and disability hate crimes are being introduced to get a better understanding of the impact of national and international events on local communities and improve and target services for victims.
The Department of Justice released a (https://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/hcv0415.pdf) report Thursday looking into hate crimes between 2004 and 2015.
Hate crimes are damaging because they look like hate crimes - that's how the crime sends the message of fear.
He added: "Hate crimes cause a great deal of fear among victims and damage communities.
LAST week, the Department of Justice indicted Dylann Roof, the suspect in the shooting deaths of nine people in Charleston, South Carolina, for hate crimes. Officials said they were bringing this indictment because they were worried that the racial motivation in the case would not be addressed adequately by a trial in a state court.
The types of hate crimes reported to the program (i.e., the biases that motivated the crimes) are further broken down into more specific categories.
NEARLY 1,800 race hate crimes have been reported to North Wales Police in the past five years - with young people the worst offenders.