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 16-year-old black youth was charged with assault and a hate crime for allegedly brutally beating a white motorist who stopped to help a boy he accidentally hit with his pickup truck.
Highland Springs, VA
Fliers from the Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan were left throughout a neighborhood.
Fliers from the Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan were distributed in a neighborhood.
Braulio Valenzuela, 73, was arrested for allegedly trying to burn down his neighbor's home because of their sexual orientation.
Fliers from the Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan were posted throughout a neighborhood.
Corry Campbell, 20; Sandra Ng, 19; Jennifer Pratt, 29; and David Thomas, 27, were each charged with aggravated assault, reckless endangerment, kidnapping and other related counts after allegedly forcibly tattooing racial slurs and offensive images on a 52-year-old man they held hostage for three days in a basement.
Fliers from the Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan were left at residences in a neighborhood.
White supremacist Billy James Hammett, 30, was sentenced to 87 months in prison for a 2011 racially motivated attack against a white man and a black woman. Hammett was also ordered to pay $175 in restitution and serve three years of supervised release following his prison sentence.
Orland Park, IL
A bullet was fired through the dome of a mosque during a prayer service.
Former Suffolk County Police Sgt. Scott A. Greene, 50, pled not guilty to six counts of fourth-degree grand larceny as a hate crime and other charges for allegedly stopping at least a half dozen Latino motorists and stealing their cash while patting them down.