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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Understanding Trends in Hate Crimes Against Immigrants and Hispanic-Americans

This report informs policy makers and practitioners about the strength of the empirical foundation of measured hate crime in the United States. Trends are frequently in question when discussing the need for action to combat hate crime, as are determinations about which groups are at highest risk, and where best to direct efforts to prevent and respond to such offenses. This report provides an overview of current time-series data measuring hate crime and the use of this data for assessing 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 living in the U.S. This report is the results of National Institute of Justice-funded project but was not published by the U.S. Department of Justice. To read the report, go to

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