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Prevent Hate Crimes

As measured by the number of crimes motivated by prejudice based on race, gender and gender identity, religion, disability, sexual orientation or ethnicity

Why Is This Important?

Oakland County has a zero-tolerance policy for hate crimes, hate speech, hateful rhetoric or for efforts designed to diminish anyone who calls Oakland County home.

Metric Definition

Hate Crime incidents are reported by bias motivation. 

Data source: FBI - Uniform Crime Reporting Program

Analysis

The total number of reported hate crimes spiked in 2020 and 2021.

Current Status

Hate crimes are often underreported for a variety of reasons including fear, distrust, and misunderstanding of what is considered a hate crime. Oakland County has been awarded a JAG/Byrne grant to increase the public awareness of hate crimes and expand/enhance the reporting of hate crimes. The county is committed to working with stakeholders and local communities to raise awareness, provide resources, and implement solutions towards the eradication of hate crimes.

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