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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A swastika and racist graffiti were painted in the middle of a neighborhood intersection.
A white man allegedly yelled racial slurs and threatened a Somali woman in a grocery store parking lot, then attempted to hit her with his car.
Staten Island, NY
Packages of uncooked bacon were strewn around a park where hundreds of Muslims were celebrating Ramadan.
Anti-gay graffiti was written on a gay man's residence.
Coral Springs, FL
A swastika and two pentagrams were painted on a bus belonging to a synagogue.
Cape Girardeau, MO
A gay woman was allegedly attacked at her home by a 17-year-old girl who yelled anti-gay slurs. Mercedes Ayers was charged with a hate crime and burglary.
Swastikas were scrawled on several cars in a neighborhood. David Desruisseau, 34, was arrested on suspicion of vandalism, stalking and committing a hate crime.
St. Paul, MN
A car window was smashed by a golf ball with a gay slur written on it. The car was parked at a church that was celebrating an openly gay pastor.
A man was allegedly called anti-gay epithets by four men and then beaten by one of them outside a light rail train stop.
A racist message about a black Congressional candidate was spray- painted on a garage door. Martha Dewitt, 78, was cited for destruction of property.