bias crime

noun

Examples of bias crime in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Hay was arrested and booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on assault and bias crime charges, officials said. Paloma Chavez, Sacramento Bee, 21 May 2024 Those numbers have continued to rise in the first month of 2024 as the NYPD’s Hate Crime Task Force has seen a 12% increase in bias crimes, according to police department statistics. Bill Hutchinson, ABC News, 22 Mar. 2024 Because of the victim’s profile, the police had designated the attack a bias crime. Longreads, 4 Apr. 2024 Officials at the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office, which is investigating the case, said the killing did not appear to be a bias crime or act of domestic terrorism. Hannan Adely, USA TODAY, 4 Jan. 2024 The total number of bias crimes investigated by the NYPD Hate Crime Task Force increased by 124% (from 45 to 101) in October, led by a 214% spike in anti-Jewish incidents (from 22 to 69), the NYPD said on Nov. 9. Bill Hutchinson, ABC News, 5 Dec. 2023 The total number of bias crimes investigated by the NYPD Hate Crime Task Force increased by 124% (from 45 to 101) in October, led by a 214% spike in anti-Jewish incidents (from 22 to 69), the NYPD said Thursday. Meredith Deliso, ABC News, 9 Nov. 2023 On an annual basis, more than half of all religious bias crimes target Jews, despite the fact that Jews comprise a mere 2.4% of the total U.S. population. James Linhardt, Variety, 27 Oct. 2023 Adrian Cummins, 25, was booked into Multnomah County jail on allegations of first-degree and second-degree assault, robbery and bias crimes in connection with the stabbing, police said. oregonlive, 3 Sep. 2023

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1982, in the meaning defined above

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“Bias crime.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bias%20crime. Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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bias crime

noun

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