Incidents of apparent hate crimes and hate group activities listed here are drawn primarily from media sources. These incidents include only a fraction of the approximately 191,000 reported and unreported hate crimes that a 2005 government report estimated occur annually.
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Green Bay, WI
A convenience store owned by a Sikh American was set afire on the seven-month anniversary of a deadly shooting at a Sikh temple in Oak Creek. James Parrish, 53, faces charges of arson with a hate crime modification, first-degree recklessly endangering safety and carrying a concealed weapon.
Homophobic and racist statements were written on posters at Oberlin College and there was a report of someone wearing a hood and robe resembling a Ku Klux Klan outfit near the college's African Heritage Center.
A church was vandalized and its tabernacle was stolen.
A man walking with his boyfriend and their pink poodle was allegedly attacked by a man who yelled anti-gay comments. George Allen Mason Jr., 22, was arrested for investigation of second-degree intimidation, second-degree assault, unlawful use of a weapon and reckless driving.
Maple Shade, NJ
The letters `KKK` were written in chalk on a black family's residence.
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Swastikas were spray-painted inside a church that operates a day care center. The building was then set afire.
New Orleans, LA
A group of people allegedly yelled anti-gay slurs at a man who was walking hand-in-hand with another man. The man was then allegedly attacked by Jamie Hebert, 19, who was later charged with second-degree battery and committing a hate crime.
Michael G. Green, 55, was charged with a felony hate crime, aggravated assault and disorderly conduct after he allegedly called a Latino man racial slurs and threatened to put a bomb in the man's car.
Winter Park, FL
A black student at Full Sail University was allegedly stabbed in the neck by another student who yelled racial slurs. Xavier Nunez, 29, was charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.
New York, NY
A man who was riding on the subway with his friend was allegedly attacked by three men and three women who used anti-gay slurs.