Fast Facts on South Carolina Hate Crime Incidents*
|Bias Motivation Category||2020||2021||2022|
|Crimes Against Persons||32||47.1%|
|Crimes Against Property||23||33.8%|
|Crimes Against Society||13||19.1%|
*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.
Two South Carolina men have been charged with hate crimes for the murder of a transgender woman because of her gender identity.
According to the charges, one of the defendants shot the victim because of her gender identity and then both men lied to authorities about where they were on the night of the murder.
These are serious allegations. But the defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.
November 28, 2023
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February 8, 2022
October 28, 2021
September 24, 2021
April 12, 2019
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