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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Anti-gay hate crimes up in '07, all other hate-crimes slightly down

The FBI just released their hate-crime stats from 2007, so this doesn't take into account the increased visibility of LGBT issues, people and animosity (I wish I could say love and understanding) due to the Prop 8 campaign...

The FBI reported more than 7,600 hate crimes incidents in 2007, down about 1 percent from the previous year. The decline was driven by decreases in the two largest categories of hate crimes — crimes against race and religion.

But incidents linked to prejudice against sexual orientation, the third-largest category, increased about 6 percent, the report found. [SFGate]

According to the stats database, there were 2 hate crimes in Napa for 2007: one reported as race related and one reported as related to sexual orientation [FBIHateCrimesStats].

Sadly typical.

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