Hate Crime

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A crime committed against a member of a particular group, motivated by a prejudice against that particular group
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A large number of African and Eastern European asylum seekers live in the Yoker area of the city but police said there has been very little racially motivated crime in the area.
In 1998-99, there was a 63 per cent increase in the number of referrals from police to schemes for racially motivated crime.
The BNP wins - their first electoral success in nine years - came as a Scottish Executive study showed racially motivated crime here was rising dramatically - with one offence almost every day.
I hope that officers will identify more racially motivated crime.
The two Strathclyde Police initiatives came a week after the force reported a 74 per cent rise in racially motivated crime in the last nine months of 1999.
Religious hate crime nearly trebled last year, there was an 88% increase in disability hate crime, and racially motivated crime remains the most common type in the area.
In 2012, 50 out of every one million black citizens were victims of racially motivated crime, according to the FBI.
Until society develops the smarts and willingness to understand how racially motivated crime takes root, we won't know where to start or what steps to take to lessen or end hate crimes.
Head of Neuss district police, Hans-J'rgen Petrauschke said he was horrified by the racially motivated crime.
Along the way, Perez either prosecuted or supervised the prosecution of a number of high-profile civil-rights cases, including a hate-crime case in Texas involving a gang of white supremacists who went on a deadly, racially motivated crime spree.
A Czech court has imposed the Republic's longest-ever jail term for a racially motivated crime - a firebomb attack on a Roma family's home that left a two-year-old child with burns over most of her body.
Our aim is for the people of SouthWales to live in an environment that is open and welcoming and free from discrimination, harassment and victimisation in the form of all hate crime, which includes racially motivated crime.