Posted by Kai Wiggins on November 16, 2018 in Blog
Here at the Arab American Institute, we have identified improving the data collected in the FBI's annual report as a top-line priority for 2019. For more information about our work on this topic, please consult the following resources:
AAI Research and Analysis
1 Maya Berry and Kai Wiggins, “FBI Stats on hate crime are Scary. So is what’s missing,” CNN (Nov. 14, 2018), https://www.cnn.com/2018/11/14/opinions/fbi-hate-crimes-data-whats-missing-berry-wiggins/index.html.
2 Arab American Institute, Press Release, Hate Crimes Continue to Surge in U.S. (Nov. 13, 2018), http://www.aaiusa.org/hate_crimes_continue_to_surge_in_the_us.
3 Arab American Institute, Blog, Hate Crime Should Not Be A Partisan Issue (Nov. 9, 2018), http://www.aaiusa.org/hate_crime_should_not_be_a_partisan_issue.
4 Arab American Institute, Blog, Unprecedented Increase Expected in FBI Hate Crime Report (Oct. 31), http://www.aaiusa.org/unprecedented_increase_expected_in_upcoming_fbi_hate_crime_report.
5 Maya Berry, “Charlottesville won’t show up in federal hate crime stats,” Washington Post (Sept. 21, 2018), https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2018/09/24/charlottesville-wont-show-up-federal-hate-crime-stats.
6 Arab American Institute, Blog, Improving Our Response to Hate Crime (Sept. 6, 2018), http://www.aaiusa.org/improving_our_response_to_hate_crime.
7 Arab American Institute, Blog, Remembering Khalid Jabara, Advocating Change (Aug. 10, 2018), http://www.aaiusa.org/remembering_khalid_jabara_advocating_change.
8 Arab American Institute, Blog, New Data Show Continued Surge of Hate Crime, Anti-Arab Incidents, Nationwide (Aug. 8, 2018), http://www.aaiusa.org/new_data_show_continued_surge_of_hate_crime_anti_arab_incidents_nationwide.
9 Arab American Institute, "Underreported, Under Threat: Hate Crime in the United States and the Targeting of Arab Americans" (Jul. 18, 2018), http://www.aaiusa.org/hate-crimes.
National Media Coverage
1 Chris Fuchs, "Hate crimes spiked in 2017. Community advocates think there's even more," NBC News (Nov. 21, 2018), https://www.nbcnews.com/news/asian-america/hate-crimes-spiked-2017-community-advocates-think-there-s-even-n938551.
2 Jane Greenway Car, "In America, a week of fighting fires -- and demons," CNN (Nov. 18, 2018), https://www.cnn.com/2018/11/18/opinions/america-fights-fires-and-demons-opinion-wrapup-column-greenway-carr.
3 Ericka Cruz Guevarra, "Hate Crime On The Rise In Oregon, But Possibly More Than Data Show," Oregon Public Broadcasting (Nov. 15, 2018), https://www.opb.org/news/article/hate-crime-oregon-increase-fbi-eugene-portland-2017.
4 James Hohmann, “The Daily 202: Hate crimes are a much bigger problem than even the new FBI statistics show,” Washington Post (Nov. 14, 2018), https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/paloma/daily-202/2018/11/14/daily-202-hate-crimes-are-a-much-bigger-problem-than-even-the-new-fbi-statistics-show/5beba5bd1b326b39290547e2/?utm_term=.b3d7168e0d6.
5 Kevin Johnson, “Hate crimes in USA surge in 2017 with big jump in anti-Semitic attacks, FBI says,” USA Today (Nov. 13, 2018), https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2018/11/13/fbi-hate-crimes-surge-2017-jump-anti-semitic-attacks/1987305002.
6 David K. Li, “Hate crimes in America spiked 17 percent last year, FBI says,” NBC News (Nov. 13, 2018), https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/hate-crimes-america-spiked-17-percent-last-year-fbi-says-n935711.
7 Hannah Allam and Talal Ansari, “Here’s Why The FBI Report Didn’t Consider The Charlottesville Violence A Hate Crime,” Buzzfeed News (Nov. 14, 2018), https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/hannahallam/fbi-hate-crimes-charlottesville-heather-heyer-portland.
8 Masood Farivar, “FBI Reports Largest Spike in Hate Crimes Since 9/11,” Voice of America News (Nov. 13, 2018), https://www.voanews.com/a/fbi-hate-crimes-report/4656468.html.
9 Andy Campbell, “Reported U.S. Hate Crimes Up 17 Percent in 2017: FBI Report,” Huffington Post (Nov. 13, 2018), https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/fbi-releases-2017-hate-crime-statistics_us_5beae189e4b044bbb1a91f8c.
10 Sommer Brokaw, “FBI: Surge in hate crimes in 2017 the largest since 9/11,” UPI News (Nov. 13, 2018), https://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2018/11/13/FBI-Surge-in-hate-crimes-in-2017-the-largest-since-911/7061542126116.
11 Casey Michel, "As hate crimes rise, a bill to combat the problem languishes in Congress," Think Progress (Nov. 14, 2018), https://thinkprogress.org/as-hate-crimes-rise-a-bill-to-combat-the-problem-languishes-in-congress-edcc8136e179.
Support from Partner Organizations
1 Southern Poverty Law Center, "Weekend Read: The FBI is massively undercounting hate crimes" (Nov. 16, 2018), https://www.splcenter.org/news/2018/11/16/weekend-read-fbi-massively-undercounting-hate-crimes.
2 Brett Barrouquere, “FBI: Hate crime numbers soar to 7,106 in 2017; third worst year since start of data collection,” Southern Poverty Law Center (Nov. 13, 2018), https://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2018/11/13/fbi-hate-crime-numbers-soar-7106-2017-third-worst-year-start-data-collection.
3 South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT), Press Release, New FBI Hate Crimes Statistics Show Disturbing Surge in Hate Crimes (Nov. 13, 2018), http://saalt.org/new-fbi-hate-crimes-statistics-show-disturbing-surge-in-hate-crimes.