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Summary of Hate Crime Statistics, 2006

The following table shows hate crime statistics in the United States, including the number of incidents, offenses, victims, and known offenders, according to race, religion, sexual orientation, disability, and ethnic origin during 2006.

  Number of
incidents
Number of
offenses
Number of
victims
Number of
known offenders
Race 4,000 4,737 5,020 3,957
 Anti-white 890 1,008 1,054 1,074
 Anti-black 2,640 3,136 3,332 2,437
 Anti-American Indian/Alaska Native 60 72 75 72
 Anti-Asian/Pacific Islander 181 230 239 181
 Anti-multi-racial group 229 291 320 193
Religion 1,462 1,597 1,750 705
 Anti-Jewish 967 1,027 1,144 362
 Anti-Catholic 76 81 86 44
 Anti-Protestant 56 62 65 35
 Anti-Islamic 156 191 208 147
 Anti-other religious group 124 140 147 63
 Anti-multi-religious group 73 88 92 49
 Anti-atheism/agnosticism/etc. 7 8 8 5
Sexual orientation 1,195 1,415 1,472 1,380
 Anti-male homosexual 747 881 913 914
 Anti-female homosexual 163 192 202 154
 Anti-homosexual 238 293 307 268
 Anti-heterosexual 26 28 29 26
 Anti-bisexual 21 21 21 18
Ethnicity/national origin 984 1,233 1,305 1,209
 Anti-Hispanic 576 770 819 802
 Anti-other ethnicity/national origin 408 463 486 407
Disability 79 94 95 73
 Anti-physical 17 20 21 17
 Anti-mental 62 74 74 56
Multiple-bias incidents1 2 4 10 6
Total 7,722 9,080 9,652 7,330
1. A multiple-bias incident is a hate crime in which two or more offense types were committed as a result of two or more bias motivations.
Source: Crime in the United States, 2007, FBI, Uniform Crime Reports.

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