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Federal Bureau of Investigation: Hate Crime   [open html - 36KB]

This webpage includes resources, cases, and stories on hate crimes investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. "Crimes of hatred and prejudice-from lynchings to cross burnings to vandalism of synagogues-are a sad fact of American history, but the term "hate crime" did not enter the nation's vocabulary until the 1980s, when emerging hate groups like the Skinheads launched a wave of bias-related crime. The FBI began investigating what we now call hate crimes as far back as the early 1920s, when we opened our first Ku Klux Klan case. Today, we remain dedicated to working with state and local authorities to prevent these crimes and to bring to justice those who commit them."

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