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Justice Department report says police aren't fully reporting hate crimes to the federal government: "An incomplete picture" - CBS News

 

Police departments in New York and Los Angeles – the nation's two largest agencies – top the list of the approximately 7,000 police forces that don't report hate crimes to the federal government, according to a Department of Justice report released Wednesday.

The lack of reporting has given an "incomplete picture" of hate crimes in the country, the U.S. associate attorney general said this week.

In Dec. 2022, the FBI released a report showing there were 7,262 hate crime incidents and 9,024 victims in 2021. Much of the violence has targeted the Black community – almost 60% of the reported bias crimes – while other reports include crimes against people based on their sexual orientation, gender and religion.  But many police forces are not reporting hate crimes to the National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS).

"The problem is especially acute for hate crimes because many agencies that are NIBRS-compliant are not submitting hate crime data. As a result, the 2021 Hate Crime Statistics released late last year provided an incomplete picture of hate crime trends in this country," said Associate Attorney General Vanita Gupta in remarks at the U.S. Conference of Mayors on Wednesday. 

In May 2021, President Biden signed the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act and Jabara-Heyer NO HATE Act into law. He directed the Justice Department to increase resources and coordination to combat hate crimes and incidents, according to a DOJ memo. 

 

But experts say the data is insufficient and there needs to be a more accurate tally of hate crimes in the U.S.

"We don't know how many potential victims there are," said Ernesto Lopez, a research specialist who studies crime trends at the Council on Criminal Justice, a think-tank based in Washington D.C. Lopez said accurate and consistent information is incredibly important to ensure good policing.

Huge chunks of police data have been missing since the FBI switched its crime reporting software to the NIBRS database on Jan. 1, 2021. This software uses an incident-based report instead of a summary, allowing police to fully record details around violent crimes, including hate crimes. This method allows police to ask more detailed questions and provide more accurate information to the federal government, which in turn can allocate more resources, training, and funding to regions struggling with hate crimes. 

But the number of police agencies reporting hate crimes dropped from 15,138  to 11,834 in 2021, data shows. Even the reported incidents can sometimes be misleading, experts say.

 

"Folks want to know quickly if this is a hate crime– but it's not always that clear cut," said Joshua Skule, president of the consultant firm Bow Wave LLC,  and former FBI Executive Assistant Director for Intelligence.

A hate crime is defined as a crime motivated by prejudice on the basis of someone's race, religion, gender or identity, Skule said, but a victim could sometimes just be a target of opportunity.  The challenge for law enforcement, he said, is to determine the underlying motivation of the crime and then report that accurately. Managing the data correctly allows law enforcement and legislators to divert resources to communities that need the most assistance.

"Law enforcement leaders are trying to get a handle on reporting," Skule said. "Then they can help the communities that are being targeted, but aggregating that data has been elusive."

Federal authorities have struggled with getting local police agencies to start inputting their information into the national database. Some police departments not sharing information have cited lack of funding, training and fear that there will be a public perception that crime has significantly increased with the switch, the report said.  Approximately $120 million was awarded to local law enforcement agencies and state UCR programs to implement the new program, according to the report. Among the 40 largest agencies funded, 28 successfully transitioned to the new software, including Chicago, Dallas, Boston, Seattle, and Detroit, the report said.  

Even though federal authorities have invested millions of dollars in support, training, and technical assistance to agencies, the LAPD said it would take about two more years to switch over to the new system, the report said. 

 

 

 

 

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Yeah right, the only ones they're hiding are when one minority group attacks another such as the Black assaults on Asians in NYC. If a white guy did that it'd be all over the evening news. LOL. Pure propaganda "white man bad" piece of journalism there.

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26 minutes ago, micknaboz said:

Most pigs either lean or are totally right wing. So fk yoju and your "democrat controlled shitholes"..

Hello, Racist!!  RichJ has identified correctly the problem and nobly wants to improve living conditions for central urbanites.

You wish to exploit these people and create a dependent voter class. 

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1 hour ago, SackMan518 said:

Yeah right, the only ones they're hiding are when one minority group attacks another such as the Black assaults on Asians in NYC. If a white guy did that it'd be all over the evening news. LOL. Pure propaganda "white man bad" piece of journalism there.

More right wing conspiracy racist bullshit. Your photo is concerning. You look like a text book example of an extremist. 

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5 hours ago, SackMan518 said:

Yeah right, the only ones they're hiding are when one minority group attacks another such as the Black assaults on Asians in NYC. If a white guy did that it'd be all over the evening news. LOL. Pure propaganda "white man bad" piece of journalism there.

Just curious, where do you learn about Blacks assaulting Asians in NYC? Are you perhaps suggesting a coverup that isn't there? 

Back to the main topic, tell us something we don't know.  

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9 hours ago, micknaboz said:

If I was a racist, I'd rather be that than a pedophile like you.

Now go pull your dick out of Rich's ass and wash it off.

False accusations are never appropriate; don't call people what c they are not.  You showed your racist tendencies by your unflagging support of Katie Hobbes. 

So, hello again, Racist 

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50 minutes ago, micknaboz said:

Good morning pedophile.   You doing more grooming today? 

Hello Racist.   Where do you want to meet to discuss this?  That's what I thought. 

Your accusation is a baseless assertion. 

You have condoned racist behavior by your leftist cohort, Katie Hobbes, and have refused to even investigate the matter.  That is disturbing; it indicates that you would allow any atrocity by someone with whom you politically agree.  I sought only to help you correct your immoral behavior. 

What is more disturbing is that you would accuse an innocent man of such heinous crimes.  That is no joking matter. 

 

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18 hours ago, Herodotus said:

Just curious, where do you learn about Blacks assaulting Asians in NYC? Are you perhaps suggesting a coverup that isn't there? 

Back to the main topic, tell us something we don't know.  

This article predictably blames it on Trump.

Inside NYC’s skyrocketing anti-Asian violence: How hate speech led to hate crimes

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Anti-Asian Hate Crime Crosses Racial and Ethnic Lines

 

A hate crime is defined by the FBI as a criminal offense motivated by bias against the victim’s race, religion, disability, sexual orientation, ethnicity, gender or gender identity. While historically whites have been responsible for most hate crimes reported to the FBI, the arrest data from New York shines a light on a sensitive topic in the Asian American community — that attacks on Asians are often carried out by people of color.

Most police departments do not publish this kind of data, but anecdotal evidence suggests the pattern seen in New York has emerged in other cities, as well.

“What is not being discussed in a way is, what is the background of the perpetrators and who is getting charged with these hate crimes,” said Chris Kwok, board member of the Asian American Bar Association of New York.

 

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19 minutes ago, SackMan518 said:

This article predictably blames it on Trump.

Inside NYC’s skyrocketing anti-Asian violence: How hate speech led to hate crimes

Screen-Shot-2021-02-24-at-3.20.21-PM.png

 

Anti-Asian Hate Crime Crosses Racial and Ethnic Lines

 

A hate crime is defined by the FBI as a criminal offense motivated by bias against the victim’s race, religion, disability, sexual orientation, ethnicity, gender or gender identity. While historically whites have been responsible for most hate crimes reported to the FBI, the arrest data from New York shines a light on a sensitive topic in the Asian American community — that attacks on Asians are often carried out by people of color.

Most police departments do not publish this kind of data, but anecdotal evidence suggests the pattern seen in New York has emerged in other cities, as well.

“What is not being discussed in a way is, what is the background of the perpetrators and who is getting charged with these hate crimes,” said Chris Kwok, board member of the Asian American Bar Association of New York.

 

You're basing this off ELEVEN black people?

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