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Table 8

Incidents

Victim Type

by Bias Motivation, 2012

Bias motivation Total
incidents
Victim type
Individual Business/
financial
institution
Government Religious
organization
Society/
public
1
Other/
unknown/
multiple
Total 5,796 4,444 295 190 178 197 492
Single-Bias Incidents 5,790 4,439 295 190 177 197 492
Race 2,797 2,240 146 105 12 152 142
Religion 1,099 489 92 52 154 15 297
Sexual Orientation 1,135 1,050 26 22 4 10 23
Ethnicity/National Origin 667 578 27 11 7 14 30
Disability 92 82 4 0 0 6 0
Multiple-Bias Incidents2 6 5 0 0 1 0 0
  • 1 The victim type society/public is collected only in the National Incident-Based Reporting System. See Methodology.
  • 2 In a multiple-bias incident, two conditions must be met: (a) more than one offense type must occur in the incident and (b) at least two offense types must be motivated by different biases.

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