Fast Facts on Nevada Hate Crime Incidents*
|Bias Motivation Category||2020||2021||2022|
|Crimes Against Persons||71||61.7%|
|Crimes Against Property||40||34.8%|
|Crimes Against Society||4||3.5%|
*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.
November 14, 2023
May 11, 2023
March 25, 2021
August 9, 2020
A Nevada man has been charged with hate crimes for the shooting and attempted bombing of the Irvine Taiwanese Presbyterian Church.
According to the charges, on May 15, 2022, the defendant carried firearms into the Irvine Taiwanese Presbyterian Church to kill its congregants. Once inside, he shot and killed one person and attempted to kill 44 others. Five congregants were also injured by gunfire. The defendant allegedly targeted the church because of the congregants’ national origin and religion.
These are serious allegations. But the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.
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