FBI Releases Hate Crime Report - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Jonesboro, AR - Will Carter Reports

FBI Releases Hate Crime Report

Crime is no stranger to American society, but just how much of it is considered a hate crime?

On Monday the F.B.I. released its annual report on hate crimes in the U.S.

In 2006 there were 7,720 incidents reported nationwide.

Of these 51.8% were motivated by race, 18.9% by religion, 15.5% by sexual orientation, and 12.7% were motivated by ethnicity or national origin.

It is also noted that out of the hate crimes reported 58.6% were committed by whites, 20.6% by blacks, and another 12.9% by unknown ethnicities.

So, how do the numbers break down for Arkansas and Region Eight?  From 2005 to 2006 the overall number of incidents in the state dropped from 134 to 113 reported hate crimes.

In Northeast Arkansas the numbers were also down.   In 2005, 11 cities reported hate crimes in the region, but that was down to just five in 2006, with Jonesboro, Paragould, and Trumann making the cut again. Joining the list this year were Tuckerman and Wynne.

If you look at the numbers race was the biggest hate crime in all of the cities ranging from one to five incidents apiece. Religion came in second, followed by sexual-orientation.

There were no hate crimes reported in the category of ethnicity or disabilities for 2006.

As far as those falling victim, about 60% of all hate crimes committed were against a person, while about 40% of them were against property.

And nationally, since the attacks of 9/11 hate crimes in the U.S. have gradually decreased.

As far as Missouri is concerned, no cities in our viewing area reported hate crimes in 2006.

Meanwhile, cities with larger populations seem to be the ones with more reported incidents.


For the complete report and to see how your city ranks in hate crimes simply visit the FBI's Page for Hate Crimes.


Story ideas or comments?  Email Will at wcarter@kait8.com.

 

 

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • Sheriff's Office: Boy found in Camden involved in crash that killed mother

    Sheriff's Office: Boy found in Camden involved in crash that killed mother

    Monday, August 20 2018 11:49 PM EDT2018-08-21 03:49:29 GMT
    Monday, August 20 2018 11:54 PM EDT2018-08-21 03:54:19 GMT
    A toddler was found near state highway 24 in Ouachita county (Source: KARK)A toddler was found near state highway 24 in Ouachita county (Source: KARK)
    A toddler was found near state highway 24 in Ouachita county (Source: KARK)A toddler was found near state highway 24 in Ouachita county (Source: KARK)

    The Ouachita County Sheriff’s Office said Monday that the mother of a child found wandering on a highway in Camden died in a crash.

    The Ouachita County Sheriff’s Office said Monday that the mother of a child found wandering on a highway in Camden died in a crash.

  • Former state hospital staffer pleads not guilty

    Former state hospital staffer pleads not guilty

    Monday, August 20 2018 11:53 PM EDT2018-08-21 03:53:05 GMT
    Michelle Messer (Source: Pulaski Co. Sheriff's Office)Michelle Messer (Source: Pulaski Co. Sheriff's Office)
    Michelle Messer (Source: Pulaski Co. Sheriff's Office)Michelle Messer (Source: Pulaski Co. Sheriff's Office)

    A former state hospital employee accused of helping an inmate escape has pleaded not guilty in the case.

    A former state hospital employee accused of helping an inmate escape has pleaded not guilty in the case.

  • breaking

    Sheriff: Rape, kidnapping suspect released in Greene County

    Sheriff: Rape, kidnapping suspect released in Greene County

    Friday, August 17 2018 10:53 PM EDT2018-08-18 02:53:05 GMT
    Monday, August 20 2018 11:06 PM EDT2018-08-21 03:06:25 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    According to a post on the Greene County Sheriff's Department Facebook, a man arrested earlier this week in connection with a rape in Greene County has been released. 

    According to a post on the Greene County Sheriff's Department Facebook, a man arrested earlier this week in connection with a rape in Greene County has been released. 

Powered by Frankly