In Aftermath of Trump’s Win, More Than 1,000 Hate Crimes in a Month

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Over one-third of the incidents made mention of President-elect Donald Trump.

Over 1,000 hate crimes have been reported since Donald Trump won the U.S. presidential election, the rate dropping since the days after election day but over a third of them still making reference to Trump.

Most of the incidents were against immigrants, followed by African-Americans, Muslims and LGBT people, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center, which released the data on Friday but cut off the count on Monday, Dec. 12. The SPLC counted a total of 1,094 from news reports, social media and direct submission.

Like previous counts, most incidents occurred in K-12 schools, followed by highly-frequented businesses and campuses of higher education. Most recruitment drives, especially those including fliers, were reported on college campuses, the majority of them by white nationalists and some from the Ku Klux Klan.

Attacks that referenced Trump overwhelmingly attacked women, reported the SPLC, which also counted anti-Trump and anti-white incidents. The former came to a total of 26, with six anti-white incidents.

Via TeleSur


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3 Responses

  1. OK, I’ll bite. What was the number of hate crimes in the comparable period prior to the election of Trump, or in any other period? Is 1094 an increase, a decrease, or approximately the same amount?

    Unfortunately, as presented, this piece of news is nearly devoid of informational content, thanks to the profound, deep-seated innumeracy of reporters and the American public in general. Not sure why it’s posted here, I’ve come to expect better.

  2. OK, looking back to the previous post on this, I see 867 hate crimes in the 10 days immediately following the election (numbers also from SPLC), for a rate of 86.7 crimes / day. That means that only 1094 – 867 = 227 occurred in the 29 days that have elapsed since Nov 18 (10 days after the election), for a rate of 7.8 crimes per day. So, while we still don’t know what the baseline rate is, these data taken together show a dramatic drop-off in the rate to 1/10 of the initial value after the 10 day mark. Which, as bad as the initial rate was, is a very reassuring trend. In some ways, then, this seems to be a bit of good news.

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