|December 27, 2011
Contact: Whitney Ray
Phone: (850) 245-0150
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—Attorney General Pam Bondi today released the 2010 Hate Crimes in Florida Report, which includes detailed information on the types of hate crimes being committed throughout the state. During the 2010 calendar year, 149 hate crimes were reported by the 367 local law enforcement agencies that provide data to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s Audit & Data Collection Unit of the Criminal Justice Information Services Program through the Uniform Crime Reporting information system.
During 2010, the alleged motivating factors behind the reported hate crimes were as follows:
• Race represented 46.3 percent;
• Religion represented 19.5 percent;
• Sexual orientation represented 21.5 percent; and
• Ethnicity/national origin represented 12.7 percent.
The Attorney General’s Office of Civil Rights, which publishes the report, conducts hate crimes training for law enforcement and participates in community outreach programs that help the public recognize hate crimes, understand how the law protects victims of hate crimes, and understand how such crimes affect Florida’s communities.
A copy of the 2010 Florida Hate Crimes report can be accessed by clicking here.