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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Raymond Toledo, 28, was charged with intimidation and criminal mischief for allegedly vandalizing a black-owned business and leaving a racist note at the scene.
A life-size cardboard reproduction of black presidential candidate Barack Obama was hung from a tree with fishing line on the George Fox University campus. Taped to the cutout was a message targeting participants in a scholarship program geared toward increasing the number of minority and low-income students at several Christian colleges, mostly in the Northwest.
A vandal scrawled racial epithets and slurs that included a swastika, and profanity degrading to African Americans on the window of the office for Senator Barack Obama.
Nazi and anarchist symbols and obscenities were painted on the dugouts at a high school softball field.
Three teens, one 15-year-old and two 13- year-olds, face felony vandalism charges for allegedly spray-painting graffiti that included anti-Semitic and racist epithets.
Swastikas and racist graffiti targeting blacks and Latinos were painted on three wine storage containers at a wine shop.
Devin Klausegger, 28, and Gary David Moss, 37, were charged with conspiracy to commit a hate crime, interfering with the housing rights of another person and conspiring to interfere with human rights for allegedly burning the image of a cross and the letters "KKK" into a mixed-race couple's yard in May.
West Linn, OR
Graffiti, including a swastika, was scrawled on the walls of a high school.
Graffiti that included slurs about race, religion, sexual orientation and naming specific employees was drawn on a middle school.
Swastikas were drawn on a Jewish temple.