What is a Hate Crime?

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A hate crime is a bias-induced criminal offence or attempted criminal offence against a person, property, or society, motivated by prejudice against actual or perceived race/religion or belief/ethnic origin/gender identity/sexual orientation or disability. These crimes are used to spark fear and intimidation within a community, and to alienate community members and increase feelings of vulnerability.

 

https://www.fbi.gov/about-us/investigate/civilrights/hate_crimes/overview

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/hate+crime

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