Nearly Two Dozen Hate Crimes a Day in 2011

Tuesday, December 11, 2012 - 11:27pm

In 2011, there were an average 17 hate crimes a day.

That's according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation's just-released Hate Crime Statistics report.

"U.S. law enforcement agencies reported 6,222 hate crime incidents," stated part of the release.

The incidents included vandalism, intimidation, assault, rape and murder.

Most of the hate crimes that were racially motivated, making up for 46.9 percent of incidents.

Crimes based on sexual orientation followed, making up 20.8 percent, followed by crimes based on religion, at 19.8 percent.

Click on the link below to the full report:

http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/hate-crime/2011

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