Most US states have statutes with penalties for bias-motivated crimes, but not a…
Most US states have statutes with penalties for bias-motivated crimes, but not all of them require data collection on these hate crimes. Without state data collection, not only does national data on hate crimes remain incomplete, but vulnerable communities are less likely to receive support. Without dedicated resources, law enforcement agencies might not be trained to spot and report hate crimes accurately, creating the impression that hate crimes may be occurring with far less frequency than is accurate.
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