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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Christopher Botts, 26, was sentenced to eight years in prison and four years' probation and ordered to pay a $10,000 fine for attacking two African-American brothers in April 2002. Ulysses Andrade, 28, was sentenced to four years in prison and one year of probation plus a $5,000 fine for his role in the incident.
Profanity and anti-gay slurs were spray-painted on the garage doors of a gay man's residence twice in one week.
James R. Buskirk, 17, was charged with a hate crime for allegedly writing racial slurs on a piece of paper he then gave to a black student.
The words 'White Power' and other racist graffiti were scrawled across an Asian woman's van.
Ten to 12 swastikas were spray-painted on a wall in an apartment building where several Jewish families live.
Flyers from the neo-Nazi National Alliance were placed on cars throughout a neighborhood.
Racial slurs were scrawled on the dormitory room door of two black students at St. Anselm College.
Wall Township, NJ
Racist graffiti was found in a high school bathroom.
Eagle Heights, WI
Matthew Dobrasz, 26, and Thomas Van Zandt and Carl Pielmeier, both 21, were charged with a disorderly conduct hate crime for allegedly kicking and pounding on doors while verbally threatening residents in a neighborhood.
Anti-Catholic graffiti was found on the campus of a high school.