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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Santa Barbara, CA
Two men were allegedly beaten outside a nightclub by three men who used anti-gay epithets.
Spring Hill, TN
Swastikas and racial slurs were spray-painted on four homes in a subdivision and a noose was hung in the yard of one of the residences.
A menorah on the lawn of a residence was smashed during Hanukkah.
A gay man was allegedly attacked outside a bar by two men who used anti-gay slurs. Lyall B. Ziebell and Jake R. Immel-Rhode, both 20, were charged with battery causing great bodily harm, which carries a hate crime modifier, and burglary.
A cross was burned at the residence of an interracial couple. A note containing a racial slur was tied to a brick and left at the residence.
A church's Nativity scene that included depictions of gay and lesbian couples was vandalized.
Three adults and two juveniles were charged with bias intimidation and harassment after they allegedly pelted two Orthodox Jewish teens with eggs and told them, `You better move on you Jew boys.`
Diane M. Simpson, 50, was charged with malicious harassment and second-degree assault after she allegedly pointed a shotgun at a Latino neighbor and the woman's 2-year-old grandson while yelling that she hated Mexicans.
James Robertson, 32, a member of the white supremacist Tampa Blood and Honour, was sentenced to life in prison for the fatal beatings of two homeless men in 1998.
A black doll was found hanging from a noose in the city headquarters of the parks and recreation department.