Hate Crimes – 2009 statistics released

The Department of Justice released the 2009 Hate Crimes Statistics. There were 6,604 hate crimes in 2009, a decrease from 7,783 in 2008. However, the number of hate crimes against a person with a disability increased from 0.9% (85) in 2008 to 1.5% (97) in 2009. To view the report, go to http://www2.fbi.gov/ucr/hc2009/index.html

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