Religious-Based Hate Crimes: DOJ Needs to Improve Support to Colleges Given Increasing Reports on Campuses, Congressional Requesters [open pdf - 4MB]
From the GAO [Government Accountability Office] Highlights: "On average, 205,000 U.S. residents report being victims of hate crimes every year, according to DOJ [Department of Justice] officials. Hate crimes, including those motivated by bias against an actual or perceived religion, can have a broader effect than other kinds of violent crimes because they target both the victim and the group the victim represents. GAO was asked to review religious-based hate crimes on college campuses. This report reviews 1) the prevalence of religious-based hate crimes and bias incidents on college campuses; 2) what steps colleges are taking to address them; and 3) the extent to which Education and DOJ help colleges, campus law enforcement, and other stakeholders monitor and address these crimes and bias incidents."
Government Accountability Office: http://www.gao.gov/