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National Crime Victims' Rights Week
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Every year, the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) leads the nation in the observance of National Crime Victims' Rights Week (NCVRW). This year, NCVRW will be commemorated April 7–13, 2019, and the theme is—Honoring Our Past. Creating Hope for the Future.

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What is a hate crime?

What is a hate crime?

In the simplest terms, a hate crime must include both “hate” and a "crime."


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Learn more about hate crimes in the United States.

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The Islamic Center of Victoria, in Victoria Texas, engulfed in flames after being set on fire – Read examples of federal hate crimes cases.

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Read examples of federal hate crimes cases.

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Hate Crimes Prevention

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Find out how hate crimes can be prevented in your community.

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Thick white pillars with ornate decorations at the top. Icons of resources are on top of the image – Access a comprehensive collection of DOJ’s hate crimes resources.

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Access a comprehensive collection of DOJ's hate crimes resources.

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Combating hate crimes is one of the Department of Justice’s highest priorities. In this effort to
fight bias and hate, the DOJ created this website as a centralized portal for all its hate crimes
resources for law enforcement, media, researchers, victims, advocacy groups, and other related
organizations and individuals. Our aim is for these resources to be used to educate the public
on hate crimes, encourage hate crime reporting, and make America safer for all.

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