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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A racist message about a black Congressional candidate was spray- painted on a garage door. Martha Dewitt, 78, was cited for destruction of property.
A mosque was set afire.
New York, NY
A man was allegedly punched by another man who used an anti-gay slur.
Four teens, ages 13 to 16, were arrested on suspicion of defacing property and a hate crime for allegedly throwing lemons at a local mosque, striking at least one person.
A group of four white teens in a car allegedly yelled racial slurs at a black man and threw a milkshake at him.
Beacon Hill, WA
At least three people were allegedly attacked by a man who yelled racist slurs. Eric Gibbs, 37, was charged with committing a hate crime.
Codie M. Engelke, 18, was charged with one count of burglary, one count of criminal damage to property and one count of hate crime after he allegedly vandalized a church and wrote a racial epithet inside.
Port St. Joe, FL
Walton Henry Butler, a 59-year- old white man, allegedly shot a black man in the head after the man confronted Butler about racial remarks Butler reportedly made to black children in their apartment complex. Butler, who allegedly used a racial epithet to describe the victim to police, was charged with attempted murder with a hate crime enhancement.
A swastika and racist symbols and remarks were painted inside a church that was vandalized.
The words `White Power,` the letters `KKK` and anti-religious graffiti were spray-painted inside a church.