The Ephesus Initiative reported one case of racist graffiti.
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Report Data - USA - 2013
The Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services is a partner in a collaborative effort - the Police Data Initiative - that includes 54 state and local law enforcement agencies that have pledged to collect and share data on hate crimes in their communities with the public, some in real time. The data are shared through the initiative's website, which also includes practical tips, good practices and lessons learned, compiled in a recent publication from another partner, the Police Foundation, "Releasing Data on Hate Crimes: a Best Practices Guide for Law Enforcement Agencies."
The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) reported 31 physical assaults, including four carried out by groups; 315 cases of vandalism and damage to property, including a case where a man found the word “Jew” scratched on his car in large letters; numerous incidents of graffiti and the desecration of graves in Jewish cemeteries, including an incident where approximately 30 gravestones were knocked over.
The Ephesus Initiative reported the murder and dismemberment of two Coptic Christians, one plot to bomb 48 churches in Oklahoma, one attempted arson attack and 16 incidents of the desecration of places of worship.
ODIHR observes that the United States has not reported information on sentenced hate crime cases to ODIHR.
Following a gun attack against a Sikh Temple in Wisconsin in 2012, the U.S. Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division and the Community Relations Service (CRS) brought together representatives from 22 religious and interfaith organizations to discuss data collection relating to religion-based attacks on individuals and places of worship. Following this meeting, the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) data collection system was amended to include anti-Sikh, anti-Hindu and anti-Arab categories both in the coding sheets filled out by police following an attack and in the hate crime reports that the FBI produces each year. Reporting under the new categories will begin in January 2015. As part of this initiative, the Civil Rights Division will be conducting a series of five regional trainings on hate crime prosecutions and data collection in 2015.
Anti-Semitic and anti-Muslim hate crimes were originally also reported under this category and are presented separately.
Official figures record 30 gender-based hate crimes.