Hate Crimes

Hate Crimes

What are Hate Crimes?

The Department of Justice aggressively prosecutes hate crimes, which include acts of physical harm and specific criminal threats motivated by animus based on race, color, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability.

Hate crimes have a devastating effect beyond the harm inflicted on any one victim.  They reverberate through families, communities, and the entire nation, as others fear that they too could be threatened, attacked, or forced from their homes, because of what they look like, who they are, where they worship, whom they love, or whether they have a disability. 

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Leadership 
John M. Gore
Acting Assistant Attorney General
Contact 
Civil Rights Division
(202) 514-4609
Telephone Device for the Deaf (TTY) (202) 514-0716

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