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- In 2010, there were 1,002 active hate groups in America, far more than the 602 groups documented in 2000. Source: Southern Poverty Law Center.
- There were 6,604 hate crime incidents reported in 2009 as a result of bias toward a particular race, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity/national origin, or disability. Source: FBI Uniform Crime Reporting Program, "Hate Crime Statistics 2009".
Hate Crimes are defined as offenses motivated by hatred against a victim based on his or her race, religion, sexual orientation, disability, gender, class, ethnicity or national origin.