Hate Incidents

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 260,000 reported and unreported hate crimes that a 2013 government study estimated occur annually.

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  • Reported July 01, 2013
    New York City, New York
    Two men allegedly yelled anti-gay slurs at a group of LGBT youth on a subway train.
  • Reported March 23, 2013
    Louisville, Kentucky
    A swastika was drawn on a gay rights activist's car, which was also sideswiped.
  • Reported March 20, 2013
    Davis, California
    A gay man was allegedly beaten on the street by a man who yelled anti- gay slurs. Clayton Daniel Garzón, 19, was charged with battery with serious bodily injury, assault with means of force likely to produce great bodily injury and threats to commit a crime resulting in great bodily injury.
  • Reported March 17, 2013
    Sacramento, California
    A man was allegedly attacked by two men who used anti-gay slurs. One of the men allegedly beat the victim with a baseball bat.
  • Reported March 09, 2013
    Oakwood, Ohio
    Swastikas and the words `Go away Jew` were painted on a Jewish family's residence in the second incident in three weeks.
  • Reported March 06, 2013
    Green Bay, Wisconsin
    A convenience store owned by a Sikh American was set afire on the seven-month anniversary of a deadly shooting at a Sikh temple in Oak Creek. James Parrish, 53, faces charges of arson with a hate crime modification, first-degree recklessly endangering safety and carrying a concealed weapon.
  • Reported March 04, 2013
    Oberlin, Ohio
    Homophobic and racist statements were written on posters at Oberlin College and there was a report of someone wearing a hood and robe resembling a Ku Klux Klan outfit near the college's African Heritage Center.
  • Reported March 03, 2013
    Westport, Massachusetts
    A church was vandalized and its tabernacle was stolen.
  • Reported March 03, 2013
    Hillsboro, Oregon
    A man walking with his boyfriend and their pink poodle was allegedly attacked by a man who yelled anti-gay comments. George Allen Mason Jr., 22, was arrested for investigation of second-degree intimidation, second-degree assault, unlawful use of a weapon and reckless driving.
  • Reported February 28, 2013
    Maple Shade, New Jersey
    The letters `KKK` were written in chalk on a black family's residence.
  • Reported February 24, 2013
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida
    Swastikas were spray-painted inside a church that operates a day care center. The building was then set afire.
  • Reported February 24, 2013
    New Orleans, Louisiana
    A group of people allegedly yelled anti-gay slurs at a man who was walking hand-in-hand with another man. The man was then allegedly attacked by Jamie Hebert, 19, who was later charged with second-degree battery and committing a hate crime.
  • Reported February 23, 2013
    Niles, Illinois
    Michael G. Green, 55, was charged with a felony hate crime, aggravated assault and disorderly conduct after he allegedly called a Latino man racial slurs and threatened to put a bomb in the man's car.
  • Reported February 22, 2013
    Winter Park, Florida
    A black student at Full Sail University was allegedly stabbed in the neck by another student who yelled racial slurs. Xavier Nunez, 29, was charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.
  • Reported February 19, 2013
    New York, New York
    A man who was riding on the subway with his friend was allegedly attacked by three men and three women who used anti-gay slurs.
  • Reported February 09, 2013
    Atlanta, Georgia
    Joe Rickey Hundley, a 60-year-old white man, was charged with simple assault for allegedly slapping a black toddler and calling him racial slurs during an airplane flight.
  • Reported February 04, 2013
    Pace, Florida
    Swastikas and anti-gay slurs were spray-painted on a gay man's trailer.
  • Reported February 04, 2013
    Muskegon, Michigan
    A gay man was allegedly attacked by four men outside a karaoke bar.