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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Coral Springs, FL
A swastika and two pentagrams were painted on a bus belonging to a synagogue.
Cape Girardeau, MO
A gay woman was allegedly attacked at her home by a 17-year-old girl who yelled anti-gay slurs. Mercedes Ayers was charged with a hate crime and burglary.
Swastikas were scrawled on several cars in a neighborhood. David Desruisseau, 34, was arrested on suspicion of vandalism, stalking and committing a hate crime.
St. Paul, MN
A car window was smashed by a golf ball with a gay slur written on it. The car was parked at a church that was celebrating an openly gay pastor.
A man was allegedly called anti-gay epithets by four men and then beaten by one of them outside a light rail train stop.
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.