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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Shawn Martin, 20, and a 15-year-old boy, both white, were arrested for an alleged racial attack on a couple.
Several swastikas were painted on a building.
Richard McCullough,29, was arrested in connection with the stabbing death of a 15-year-old girl who was believed to be gay.
Long Island, NY
Michael J. Perso, 19, was charged with second-degree robbery as a hate crime and second-degree attempted robbery as a hate crime after allegedly targeting people he believed were Mexicans.
Grand Rapids, MI
Arkadiusz Szuba was sentenced to five months in jail for ethnic intimidation after he yelled racial slurs, bared his behind and punched two women who rejected his advances outside a bar.
Three boys, two white 13-year-olds and a 12-year-old, attacked an 8-year-old child of Middle Eastern descent.
Traverse City, MI
Four men allegedly beat a 27-year-old man because of his sexual orientation.
Neo-Nazi fliers were distributed throughout a neighborhood.
Swastikas and anti-Semitic graffiti were painted on a synagogue.
Fliers from the neo-Nazi National Alliance were distributed throughout a neighborhood.