Tracking of hate crimes in the US isn’t easy, as a story we previously curated makes clear. Reasons range from uneven reporting and recording to variable definitions of what a hate crime is to how law enforcement responds–or doesn’t. According to Quartz:
So we’re left to look at what’s readily available. We examined the three sources of hate-crime information that have been cited the most frequently since the election: the Federal Bureau of Investigation, The Southern Poverty Law Center, and Shaun King’s hate-crime-mapping project. Together they paint a picture of a country unprepared to quantify discriminatory civil unrest.