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During 2010, law enforcement agencies reported 6,628 criminal hate crime incidents involving 7,699 offenses across the United States, the FBI says in a Nov. 14 release of annual crime statistics.

Of the 6,624 incidents involving an incident with a single bias, 47.3 were racially motivated, 20 percent were motivated by religious hatred, 12.8 percent by ethnicity and 19.3 by sexual orientation.

Anti-Jewish and anti-Hispanic incidents were the most common incidents within religiously- and ethnically- motivated hate crimes, the FBI statistic show, constituting 67 percent and 63 percent of those categories, respectively.

Anti-Islamic religious hate crimes accounted for 12 percent of religiously-motivated hate crimes; there were 1,322 total such crimes reported during 2010, the FBI says.

Within the category of racially-motivated hate crimes, anti-black bias constituted 71.4 percent of the 3,816 single-bias incidents.

The largest percentage--31.4 percent--of hate crime incidents occurred in or near homes. Another 17.0 percent took place on highways, roads, alleys or streets; 10.9 percent happened at schools or colleges; 5.8 percent in parking lots or garages; and 3.7 percent in churches, synagogues or temples, the FBI says.

For more:
- go to the FBI's 2010 hate crime statistics webpage

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