Hate crimes in America: A complete guide to the data — Quartz

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.

Source: Hate crimes in America: A complete guide to the data — Quartz

If you have a hate crime to report, you can use the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC)’s form. The SPLC also tracks hate crime and related news on its blog, Hatewatch.

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