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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Tinley Park, IL
A white man allegedly yelled racial slurs and attacked a black man who was working near his home. Joseph Berndt, 47, was charged with a felony hate crime and aggravated assault and battery.
Swastikas, anti-gay epithets and gang signs were spray-painted throughout a park.
A racial slur was carved into the door of a predominantly black church.
A racial slur was carved into the door at St. James African Methodist Episcopal Church. The incident was listed as a hate crime in the department’s daily service call log.
An anti-gay slur was spray-painted on the garage of a residence where a gay person rents a room.
A white man walking with his black girlfriend allegedly was attacked by three black men who made racist remarks.
Shasta Lake, CA
A reported self-proclaimed white supremacist allegedly yelled `white pride,` threatened to kill an 18-year-old Native American and his two cousins and then punched the teen. The man allegedly later threatened the teen's mother with a gun.
Fort Dodge, IA
Racist epithets were spray-painted on a black family's mobile home.
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.