South Carolina church attack: Hate crimes on rise in US

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In latest incident of hate crimes in US, nine people were killed by white man at African-American church in South Carolina state of US. According to FBI, hate crimes are a sad fact of American history. The term hate crime entered in the nation's vocabulary in 1980s.

The church attack in Carolina has also raised concern over safety and security of the African-American despite nation having an African-American president. They still remain by far the most frequent victims of hate crimes in US.

Hate crimes on rise in US

The language of racial, sexual or religious superiority are again drawing attention in the wake of Wednesday's deadly attack at a church in Charleston, South Carolina.

South Carolina a southeastern US state is known for its shoreline of subtropical beaches and marshlike sea islands, has now hit the headline for hate crime in US.

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US who preaches others on hate crimes, is home to large number of victims of hate crimes.

Below is the latest report released by FBI in August 2014

  • According to statistics report released by the FBI in August 2014 says that 5,928 hate crime incidents involving 6,933 offenses were reported by the law enforcement partners to the Bureau's Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program in 2013. 
  • These hate crime incidents impacted a total of 7,242 victims-which are defined as individuals, businesses, institutions, or society as a whole.
  • The number of reported hate crimes in 2013 is down slightly when compared to 2012 UCR figures-5,928 in 2013 versus the 2012 figure of 6,573 (a combination of the 5,796 incidents in Hate Crime Statistics, 2012 and the 777 additional incidents published in Hate Crime Addendum, 2012).
  • Hate Crime Statistics, 2013-the first UCR publication to contain data collected under the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crime Prevention Act of 2009-has a few changes from previous reports. First, biases against gender (male or female) and gender identity (transgender and gender nonconformity) have been added to the list of bias categories. 
  • Memories of Michale Brown shooting, Freddie Grey, assault on elderly Indian man Sureshbhai Patel that left him partially paralysed and Texas pool party memories are still fresh in the mind of people.

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