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.
Hate Crime incidents are reported by bias motivation.
Data source: FBI - Uniform Crime Reporting Program
The total number of reported hate crimes spiked in 2020 and 2021.
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.