Hate Crime By The Numbers

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Statistics from the state's Division of Criminal Justice Services indicate that just under half of the hate crimes reported from 2004 through 2008 originated in New York City.

Photo by: Jarrett Murphy (DCJS statistics)

Statistics from the state's Division of Criminal Justice Services indicate that just under half of the hate crimes reported from 2004 through 2008 originated in New York City.

A Brooklyn jury on Thursday convicted a man in the 2008 killing of an Ecuadorean immigrant but acquitted the killer of hate crimes report read: “New York City reported 259 hate crime incidents and 49 hate crime arrests; the rest of the state reported 337 incidents and 110 arrests. Of the 64 individuals who were convicted following a hate crime arrest, 10 were convicted of a hate crime.”

State hate crime statute says a conviction requires that the defendant “intentionally selects the person against whom the offense is committed or intended to be committed in whole or in substantial part because of a belief or perception regarding the race, color, national origin, ancestry, gender, religion, religious practice, age, disability or sexual orientation of a person, regardless of whether the belief or perception is correct.”

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