Issue:  Vol. 47 / No. 50 / 14 December 2017
 

AG report: Anti-gay hate crimes down in 2009

Anti-gay hate crimes in 2009 were down 22.1 percent from 2008, according to a report from state Attorney General Jerry Brown (pictured at left) released today [Thursday, July 22].

There were 154 anti-gay hate crimes in 2008, and 120 in 2009, according to the report, which doesn’t break the numbers down by county.

In 2009, hate crimes with a sexual orientation bias motivation were the second most common type of hate crime, comprising 22.3 percent of hate crimes, the report says. Within the sexual orientation category, crimes with an anti-gay motivation continue to be the most common, accounting for at least 9 percent of all hate crimes since 2000.

Hate crimes with a race/ethnicity/national origin bias are consistently the most common type of hate crime since 2000, accounting for nearly 60 percent of all hate crimes, according to the report. There, anti-black crimes remain the most common, accounting for at least 26 percent of all hate crimes since 2000.

The full report – “Hate Crime Report 2009″ – is available here.

— Seth Hemmelgarn, July 22, 2010 @ 12:54 pm PST
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