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Understanding Trends in Hate Crimes Against Immigrants and Hispanic-Americans

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dc.contributor.author Shively, Michael
dc.contributor.author Subramanian, Rajen
dc.contributor.author Drucker, Omri
dc.contributor.author Edgerton, Jared
dc.contributor.author McDevitt, Jack
dc.contributor.author Farrell, Amy
dc.contributor.author Iwama, Janice
dc.date.accessioned 2020-02-24T22:30:03Z
dc.date.available 2020-02-24T22:30:03Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier.citation Shively, Michael; Subramanian, Rajen; Drucker, Omri; Edgerton, Jared; McDevitt, Jack; Farrell, Amy; Iwama, Janice. (2014). Understanding Trends in Hate Crimes Against Immigrants and Hispanic-Americans. National Institutes of Justice, NCJ 244755, 157 pgs. en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/grants/244755.pdf
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11990/1662
dc.description Report en_US
dc.description.abstract This project’s analysis of data from Federal data collection programs - such as the Uniform Crime Reports (UCR), National Incident Based Reporting System (NIBRS), and the National Crime Victim Survey (NCVS) - found that each produces excellent data for certain kinds of research, but have substantial limitations for the specific purpose of assessing the significance of trends. Agency participation in NIBRS is too limited to provide national coverage, and the small numbers of raw responses underlying NCVS estimates produce large confidence intervals and prohibit State-level analyses. UCR data are the most suitable and can detect statistical significance of trends at the national level and within one State (California) for all hate crime types combined. None of the national systems allow for modeling trends in bias-motivated crimes against immigrants, because they do not currently include any measure of immigrant status. The under-reporting of anti-immigrant hate crimes is the result of two major challenges. First, many victims fail to report hate crimes to police, either because they do not recognize the victimization as a crime or because they fear the implications of reporting to the police. Second, once a victim does come forward, the crime may not be recognized as bias-motivated by the local police, because of lack of training or language difficulties. Police in expert panels convened for this study reported receiving few reports of hate crimes against immigrants or Hispanic-Americans. Short-term and long-term strategies for addressing these challenges are recommended. (Author Abstract) en_US
dc.publisher U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) en_US
dc.subject Data Analysis en_US
dc.subject Data Sources en_US
dc.subject Hate Crimes en_US
dc.subject Bias Crime en_US
dc.subject Bias Motivated Crime en_US
dc.subject Prejudice Motivated Crime en_US
dc.subject Bigotry en_US
dc.subject Racist en_US
dc.subject Hispanic en_US
dc.subject Latin@ en_US
dc.subject Latino en_US
dc.subject Latinx en_US
dc.subject Immigrants en_US
dc.subject Immigration Status en_US
dc.subject Trends en_US
dc.subject Victimization en_US
dc.subject Crime Reporting en_US
dc.title Understanding Trends in Hate Crimes Against Immigrants and Hispanic-Americans en_US


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