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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Robert C. Recaldini Jr., 21, was sentenced to 18 months in the Intermediate Punishment program, with the first two months on electronic home monitoring and the next three months undergoing intensive supervision, for spray-painting racial slurs on his black neighbor's home. He was also ordered to complete 20 hours of community service.
Frank Roque, 44, was sentenced to death for murdering a Sikh gasoline station owner in retaliation for the September 11 terrorist attacks.
Flyers from the neo-Nazi National Alliance were distributed throughout a neigborhood.
Swastikas were spray-painted on an Italian immigrant's car.
The words 'Die Jew Die' were scrawled on a Jewish man's car.
Dallas C. Stone, 18; Christopher C. Amox, 20; John W. Owens, 19; and James C. Hicks, 24, were each charged with aggravated assault for allegedly attacking a mentally disabled black man.
Mountain View, CA
Jerrod Cohn, 36, Brian Walter, 26, and Michael Daugherty, 30, were charged with assault with a hate crime enhancement for allegedly beating a 22-year-old man because they believed he was gay.
Two swastikas and the letters 'KKK' were scrawled on a Japanese student's car.
A swastika was drawn on an school's back door.
New York, NY
Scott Bain, a 41-year-old white man, was charged with aggravated harassment as a hate crime for allegedly sending anti-Semitic and anti-black e-mails to students at a college.