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Recent Examples on the Web Mark Meeks, 40, was charged with first-degree bias crime and menacing. oregonlive, 5 June 2021 Lenahan was booked at Washington County Jail and charged with a second-degree bias crime, second-degree criminal mischief and harassment. oregonlive, 21 May 2021 Detectives are considering bias crime charges after an allegation that the suspects used homophobic slurs during the assault. oregonlive, 17 May 2021 Daniel Hutchens, 38, was convicted of a second-degree bias crime for punching the man at a Portland MAX stop in December. oregonlive, 3 Apr. 2021 In 2020, Phoenix saw a 31% increase in bias crime incidents from 2019, growing from 156 to 204 incidents. Michael Mcdaniel, The Arizona Republic, 25 Apr. 2021 Rosenblum urged those in attendance to use and spread awareness of the state’s bias crime hotline. oregonlive, 21 Mar. 2021 An Orthodox Jewish couple visiting New York City with their toddler were all slashed by a man with a knife in what police are investigating as a possible bias crime. Aaron Katersky, ABC News, 1 Apr. 2021 Even law enforcement officers specifically trained in bias crime identification still may not name incidents as hate crime that, to the general public, seem obviously bias-driven. Jeannine Bell, The Conversation, 19 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of bias crime

1982, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of bias crime was in 1982

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15 Jul 2021

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“Bias crime.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Jul. 2021.

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