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Location: Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, United States

Raised in Palouse, WA. Graduated from Washington State University. US Army (Counterintelligence). US Secret Service (Technical Security Division) in Fantasyland-on-the-Potomac and Los Angeles. Now living in north Idaho.

Monday, November 14, 2005

National Hate Crime Reports - 2004

On April 23, 1990, Congress enacted the Hate Crimes Statistics Act of 1990. It requires the US Attorney General to establish guidelines and collect data as part of the federal Uniform Crime Reporting Program. Specifically, it requires data "about crimes that manifest evidence of prejudice based on race, religion, sexual orientation, or ethnicity.

To improve the collection of the data, the US Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation, has published the Hate Crime Data Collection Guidelines. It has also published the Training Guide for Hate Crime Data Collection to better prepare law enforcement agencies to deal with and report hate crime consistently and uniformly.

The Hate Crime Statistics 2004 are available at this link.


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