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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Anti-Semitic and anti-gay statements were spray-painted on the windows of a restaurant.
Palo Alto, CA
Swastikas and Stars of David were found etched into wooden picnic tables and spray-painted on aluminum tables in a community.
Swastikas were drawn on several apartment doors at a senior citizen living center.
Palo Alto, CA
Swastikas were spray-painted and carved into tables and benches in a local park.
Kevin G. Rikard and Jonathan G. Appley, both 21, were charged with premeditated murder, robbery and committing a hate crime for allegedly killing a man they believed was gay. Jesse W. Rath, 21, faces a felony charge of being an accessory after the fact for his alleged role in the crime.
St. John, IN
Swastikas and offensive messages were burned into the lawns of four residences.
The words 'Die pigs' and 'Kill niggers' was written on an animal control van.
A group of black teenage boys armed with paintball guns allegedly chased a homeless man and shot him several times after yelling 'Hey, white boy!'
Flyers from the Ku Klux Klan were distributed throughout a neighborhood.
Larry Webb, 41, and Nathan Mefford, 18, were charged with ethnic intimidation and felonious and aggravated assault for allegedly yelling racial threats at a black man, stabbed him with a barbecue fork and hit him with a frying pan.