FBI Admits: Hate Crimes are Poorly Tracked in the U.S.

FBI Director James Comey. Photo credit: Getty Images

FBI Director James Comey. Photo credit: Getty Images

According to The Associated Press, FBI Director James Comey admits that “some” jurisdictions “fail to report hate crimes while others say none occurred” adding that such a fact – that no additional hate crimes happen beyond what is reported – “would be welcome if true.”

Are all hate crimes counted?

They aren’t. We know from our own experience at The OutJustice Foundation that when it comes to LGBTQIA individuals:

Hate Crimes are far UNDER-reported. 

This week we are going to dig deeper into a central aspect of The OutJustice Foundation’s work combatting hate crimes and supporting survivors. We’re going to share more about the impetus for our work, how we differ from other organizations working on behalf of survivors/victims and share some of our personal experiences with you.

Read The Associated Press coverage here.

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2 thoughts on “FBI Admits: Hate Crimes are Poorly Tracked in the U.S.

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