The FBI’s hate-crime compilation for last year found 6,628 incidents, about the same as the 6,604 reported in 2009. The incident total included 8,208 victims, which encompass individuals, businesses, institution or “society as a whole,” the FBI says. Some 43.7 percent of “single-bias” incidents were motivated by race, 20 percent by religion, 19.3 percent by sexual orientation, 12.8 percent by ethnicity/national origin bias, and .6 percent by physical or mental disability.
A reported 4.824 offenses were crimes against persons and there were 2,861 reported crimes against property. Of the 6,008 known offenders, 58.6 percent were white and 18.4 percent were black.