Hate crimes rise nationwide in 2015, though SF’s remain low

(Courtesy photo)

(Courtesy photo)

There were 28 reported hate crimes in San Francisco last year, according to the FBI’s annual Hate Crime Statistics report that was released Monday, which also noted that hate crimes were on the rise nationally with California at the top of the heap.

But the number of hate crimes in San Francisco in 2015 remained relatively low compared to the rest of the state, which had 837 reported hate crimes.

The top reported hate crime — there were 10 — in San Francisco was linked to ethnicity of ancestry followed by nine incidents linked to sexual orientation. There were six hate crimes linked to religion that were reported and three linked to gender identity.

Nationally, the FBI received a 6.5 percent increase in reports of single hate crime incidents, rising from 5,462 to 5,818.

The vast majority of incidents were motivated by a bias against non whites; the largest group targeted — in 1,745 incidents — were aimed at black people. Only 613 of the cases targeted white people.

The data was collected from 14,997 agencies.

Untitled-1

Read more criminal justice news on the Crime Ink page in print. Follow us on Twitter: @sfcrimeinkCrime

If you find our journalism valuable and relevant, please consider joining our Examiner membership program.
Find out more at www.sfexaminer.com/join/

Just Posted

Dr. Grant Colfax, director of the San Francisco Department of Public Health. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
SF moves into purple tier, triggering curfew and business shutdowns

San Francisco moved into the state’s purple COVID-19 tier Saturday, requiring The… Continue reading

San Francisco lacks housing data that would let it track rental vacancies and prices. New legislation is seeking to change that.<ins> (Photo by Joel Angel Jurez/2016 Special to S.F. Examiner)</ins>
Landlords blast proposal to require annual report on rentals as invasion of privacy

Housing inventory could give city better data on housing vacancies, affordability

University of San Francisco head coach Todd Golden coaches his team on defense during a 2019 gameat War Memorial Gymnasium on the campus of the University of San Francisco. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Stunner in Bubbleville: USF upsets fourth-ranked Virginia

Less than 48 hours removed from a loss to a feeble UMass… Continue reading

Health care workers would be the first group in the state to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. (Go Nakamura/Getty Images/TNS)
Hope on the way: Here’s what to know about California’s COVID-19 vaccine plan

The first batch of doses could hit the state as soon as early December

The Big Game was played Friday at Memorial Stadium in Berkeley. (Shutterstock)
Stanford blocks extra point to stun Cal, win 123rd Big Game 24-23

The 123rd edition of the Big Game featured a number of firsts.… Continue reading

Most Read