Graph depicting Probability of Being the Victim of a Hate Crime
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Description: This graph shows the number of incidents of hate crimes per 100,000 members of the group that was targeted in 2013. In short, it shows the odds that a member of that group will be the victim of a hate crime based on the group they are a member of each year. Note that a person could fall in more then one of these groups, in which case their odds would be based on the total of the relevant columns.

Sources: FBI   Census   Pew   Gallup

Data: Excel

Last updated: November 4, 2015


Probability of Being the Victim of a Hate Crime

Discussion: A black person is 18 times more likely to be the victim of a racially-based hate crime than a white person is. In 2013, there were 2,371 racially-motivated hate crimes against black people reported to law enforcement and 754 against white people, but because there are more white people, the odds for a given white person are much lower. Hispanic and Asian people are 2-3 times as likely as white, non-Hispanic, people to be the victim of a racially motivated hate crime.

Jewish people are more than twice as likely to be the victim of a religiously-motivated hate crime than Muslims and 243 times more likely than Christians.

Gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people are 1,639 times more likely to be the victim of a hate crime based on sexual orientation or gender identity than heterosexual people are. Note, of course, that a transgender person can be both LGBT and heterosexual.

Most hate crimes are either vandalism or assault. Mercifully, there were only 5 hate crime murders in 2013. One was anti-white, one was anti-black, one was anti-Hispanic and two were anti-LGBT. However, there were 2,454 hate crime assaults. The most common bias-motivations for assaults were anti-black (766) and anti-LGBT (734).

These stats show the numbers reported to law enforcement. The actual number incidents for all of the columns is presumably higher as not all incidents are reported.

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