Fast Facts on Maryland Hate Crime Incidents*
|Bias Motivation Category||2020||2021||2022|
|Crimes Against Persons||128||52.9%|
|Crimes Against Property||107||44.2%|
|Crimes Against Society||7||2.9%|
*2021 was the first year that the annual hate crimes statistics were reported entirely through the National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS). As a result of the shift to NIBRS-only data collection, law enforcement agency participation in submitting all crime statistics, including hate crimes, fell significantly from 2020 to 2021.
A Maryland man was charged with a hate crime for using a telephone to threaten an LGBTQI+ advocacy group.
According to the charges, on the evening of March 28, 2023, the organization received a voicemail saying “…We’ll cut your throats. We’ll put a bullet in your head.” Investigators discovered that the voicemail was left by a phone number belonging to the defendant.
These are serious allegations. But the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.
A Maryland woman and a Florida man have been charged with conspiracy to destroy an energy facility, allegedly driven by their ideology of racially-motivated hatred. The two defendants schemed to attack local power grid facilities.
The defendants each face a maximum of 20 years in prison.
These are serious allegations. But the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty
A federal grand jury has returned a superseding indictment charging a Maryland man for threatening to attack a Baltimore-area synagogue on multiple occasions. The superseding indictment replaces the previous indictment, which only charged him with making threats in interstate communications.
In addition to the interstate communications charge, the suspect is charged with intentionally attempting to obstruct persons in the enjoyment of their free exercise of religious beliefs through threats of force.
According to the superseding indictment, he made numerous telephone calls to an employee of a synagogue in Owings Mills, Maryland, and threatened to kill members of the synagogue’s congregations with firearms, explosives, and by burning the synagogue down.
If convicted, the maximum sentence is 20 years in prison, three years of supervised release, and a fine of up to 250,000.
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