S. Rept. 104-269: To Reauthorize the Hate Crime Statistics Act, Report to Accompany S. 1624, May 13, 1996 [open pdf - 224KB]
From the Purpose: "The purpose of the proposed legislation is to reauthorize permanently the Hate Crime Statistics Act, which requires the Attorney General to establish reporting guidelines for the collection of, and to collect, data about crimes which manifest evidence of prejudice based on race, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity or disability. Reauthorization of the Act is necessary to require the Attorney General to continue the collection of data on hate crimes and to publish annual summaries of the acquired data, thereby providing information which can help local law enforcement agencies and local communities combat hate crimes more effectively by identifying over time their frequency, location, and other patterns."
S. Rept. 104-269; Senate Report 104-269
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