African-Americans Commit Disproportionate Share of Hate Crimes

The FBI lists an anti-white murder in 2012, but no anti-black murder

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Whites are 63 percent of the population, but commit 56 percent of the hate crimes.

Blacks are 13 percent of the population but commit 23 percent of the hate crimes.

Furthermore since the FBI statistics don't appear to separately categorize Latinos, it's likely that the "white" statistics actually includes Latinos. This is an ongoing problem with the FBI sometimes classifying Latinos by victim category, but not by perp category.

More significantly, when it comes to violent crimes, anti-white hate crimes tend to be more violent than anti-black hate crimes.

For example, the FBI lists an anti-white murder in 2012, but no anti-black murder. An anti-white rape, but no anti-black rapes.

The vast majority of anti-black hate crimes were classified as intimidation (635) and vandalism (674) with larger spikes in various forms of assault. It may be that anti-white hate crimes are unlikely to be classified and recorded unless they are particularly violent.

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