Friday, October 30, 2020

The UCLA Hate Crime Map

The UCLA American Indian Studies Center has released a new interactive map to help track the growing numbers of hate crimes across the United States. The map also visualizes incidents of hate crimes which have been reported in newspapers, by ProPublica and the Stop AAPI Hate Reporting Center.

The Hate Crime Map shows the number of hate crimes in each state. If you select a state on the map you can view a breakdown of the types of hate crime reported in that state (race, religion, gender/sexuality or miscellaneous). If you click on a bar in the bar chart visualization you can view the incidents broken down even further (with a pie chart). Click on a slice in this pie chart and you can view a list of the reported hate crimes with links to the original source.

If you click on the 'Report Incident' link above the map you can report a hate crime to the map by answering a few questions. 

Every year the Justice Department reports data on hate crimes carried out against individuals because of their race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, gender or gender identity. The Anti-Defamation League's Hate Crime Map uses this data to show incidents of hate crime across the United States over time. 

If you select the 'Hate Crime Data' tab on the Hate Crime Map you can view which cities (with a population over 100,000) have reported hate crimes for any year since 2004. The blue dots indicate those cities which have reported hate crimes for the selected year.

The SPLC's interactive Hate Map tracks the growing number of hate groups now operating in the United States. The map uses colored markers to indicate the category of each hate group shown on the map. If you select a marker on the map you can click-through to learn more about what this type of hate group believes and how they operate. 

In 2019 the SPLC tracked 940 hate groups operating in the United States.

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