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spreadsheet Hate Crimes, 2015-YTD (incident-level data)

Hate crimes are criminal offenses that are motivated to some extent by the offender’s bias.  They are different from traditional criminal offenses because they victimize entire groups rather than individuals. As a result, hate crimes tend to have a more severe and wide-reaching impact than traditional offenses, presenting distinct challenges for law enforcement agencies.

Many people confuse hate crimes with hate incidents, in part because the FBI refers to each occurrence of a hate crime as a “hate crime incident.”  However, hate incidents are different from hate crimes in that they entail non-criminal behavior.  For example, a hate incident might involve bias-motivated name-calling or pamphlet distribution.  Because these acts are not criminal, hate incidents cannot be classified as hate crime, but they deserve attention from law enforcement nevertheless; as indicators of growing hostility toward a given community, hate incidents can be precursors to criminal activity.

The table below reflects only hate crimes that have been reported to us.  As much as we would like to include hate incidents, it is much more challenging to record and then extract this type of information from our software system.  We’re not confident that the data we would provide would be an accurate reflection of hate incidents in our community.

2018 Hate Crimes/Incidents   Event Summary  
Incident # Date Reported Offense Bias Location Type (residence/school/ public place, etc.) Victim Type (individual/business/institution/society as a whole) If Individual, Victim Race and Ethnicity If Individual, Victim Gender Number of Offenders Offender Race and Ethnicity Offender Gender Outcome
1 18-143-OF 1/19/2018 Vandalize Property Swastika and "SPIC" spray painted on cement dam Anti-Hispanic Anti-Jewish Private Property Business NA NA Unknown Unknown Unknown Unsolved
2017 Hate Crimes/Crimes with Bias Indicators
Date Reported Offense Bias Location Type (residence/school/ public place, etc.) Victim Type (individual/business/institution/society as a whole) If Individual, Victim Race and Ethnicity If Individual, Victim Gender Number of Offenders Offender Race Offender Gender Outcome
1 17-385-AR 6/3/2017 (1) Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (2) Assault to Intimidate (3) Disorderly Conduct Victim was struck by a glass bottle that was thrown at him Anti-LGBTQ Public Sidewalk Individual White           Non-hispanic Male 1 Black/Non-hispanic Male Arrest- Charges filed
2016 Hate Crimes/Crimes with Bias Indicators
Date Reported Offense Bias Location Type (residence/school/ public place, etc.) Victim Type (individual/business/institution/society as a whole) If Individual, Victim Race and Ethnicity If Individual, Victim Gender Number of Offenders Offender Race and Ethnicity Offender Gender Outcome
1 16-539-OF 3/6/2016 Larceny Under $250 Suspect yelled "Nigger" and stole Black Lives Matter lawn sign Anti-Black Residence Mutiple Residents of Home NA NA unknown Unknown Unsolved
2 16-1881-OF 7/24/2016 Larceny Under $250    Vandalize Property Pride flag torn from flag frame and stolen Anti-LGBTQ Public Place Church NA NA unknown Unknown Unsolved
3 16-2255-OF 8/30/2016 Vandalism "Radical Islam Must Die" spray painted on rock wall Anti-radical Islam Public Place- Bike Path City of Northampton NA NA unknown Unknown Unsolved
4 16-2951-OF 11/10/2016 Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon (rock) Victim struck with rock Anti-Hispanic Public Sidewalk Individual White Hispanic Female 2 White/Non-Hispanic Males Unsolved
2015 Hate Crimes/Crimes with Bias Indicators
Date Reported Offense Bias Location Type (residence/school/ public place, etc.) Victim Type (individual/business/institution/society as a whole) If Individual, Victim Race and Ethnicity If Individual, Victim Gender Number of Offenders Offender Race and Ethnicity Offender Gender Outcome
1 15-143-OF     15-149-OF 1/18/2015 Vandalize Property (7 counts)   Larceny Under $250 Swastika and "Nigga" spray painted on tree and cement.  Swastika and the word "Jews" spray painted on tree Anti-Jewish and Anti-Black Public Place (roadway and bike path)                   Public Place (tree near sidewalk) City of Northampton NA NA 2 White/Non-hispanic Females Summons- Charges filed
2 15-926-OF 4/21/2015 Vandalize Property Swastika spray-painted on tree Anti-Jewish Wooded area Institution NA NA unknown Unknown Unsolved
3 15-3158-OF 12/5/2015 Vandalize Property Anti-Gay and anti-Black epithets sprayed on building Anti-Black and Anti-LGBTQ School School NA NA 2 Unknown Unsolved

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