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Understanding Trends in Hate Crimes Against Immigrants and Hispanic-Americans

NCJ Number
244755
Date Published
December 2013
Length
157 pages
Agencies
NIJ-Sponsored
Annotation
This report presents an overview of current time-series data for measuring hate crimes, as well as their utility for assessing the presence and significance of trends in hate crimes, with a focus on the challenges in measuring hate crimes against immigrants and those of Hispanic heritage living in the United States.
Abstract
The intent of this report is to inform policy makers and practitioners about the strength of the empirical foundation of measured hate crime in the U.S. Trends are frequently in question when discussing the need for action to combat hate crime, as are determinations about what groups are at highest risk, and where best to direct efforts to prevent and respond to such offenses. To facilitate such deliberations, the report provides an overview of current time-series data measuring hate crime, and their utility for assessing the presence and significance of trends. It describes the process of gathering the databases and other information discussed in this report, how they were analyzed, and the conclusions reached about the ability of extant data to measure trends in hate crimes against immigrants and those of Hispanic heritage residing in the U.S.
Date Created: February 25, 2014