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Hate Crime and Hate Incidents in the Commonwealth, 2010

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36 pages
This report provides information on hate crime and hate incidents reported to Kentucky law enforcement agencies during 2010.
Major findings from this report on hate crime and hate incidents reported to Kentucky law enforcement agencies during 2010 include the following: in 2010, the Southern Poverty Law Center identified 15 active hate groups in Kentucky, up from 10 in 2009, with most groups associated with either the Ku Klux Klan or Neo-Nazi groups; during the year, 2 extremist events were held in the State, both organized by the Imperial Klans of America. There were 69 hate crimes reported to the Kentucky State Police, down 2.8 percent from 2009; race was the most common motivation for reported hate crimes, 62.3 percent, and of those, 79.1 percent were anti-Black; other motivations for hate crimes were sexual orientation, ethnicity/national origin, and religion; the majority of victims were individuals (85.5 percent) and most of the incidences occurred in a residence/home (42 percent); and almost half of the incidences involved intimidation (46.4 percent), followed by vandalism/destruction/damage (29 percent). This report contains information on hate crime and hate crime incidences reported to the FBI's (Federal Bureau of Investigation's) UCR (Uniform Crime Reporting) program and the Kentucky State Police. The report describes the nature of hate crime, hate group activity in 2010, Federal and State hate crime legislation, and data on hate crimes, both national and in Kentucky. Tables, figures, appendix, and references