In the Name of Hate: Examining the Federal Government's Role in Responding to Hate Crimes [open pdf - 3MB]
From the Executive Summary: "The Commission's research shows that many Americans are negatively impacted by these heinous crimes and are fearful of a rising sentiment of hate and bigotry in the United States. In response to increased reports of hate crimes including horrific acts of violence the Commission voted to investigate the federal government's role in combating hate crimes. In particular, the Commission examined three areas: (1) local law enforcement's reporting practices of hate crimes statistics and federal policies to encourage greater participation in reporting hate crimes; (2) federal prosecution and enforcement of hate crimes laws; and (3) the prevention of hate crimes."
U.S. Commission on Civil Rights: http://www.usccr.gov/