14 July 2008

'Hate crime' victims: Young, poor, white

WASHINGTON The most likely victim of a hate crime in the U.S. is a poor, young, white, single urban dweller, according to an analysis of Justice Department statistics collected from between July 2000 and December 2003.

A November report by the Bureau of Justice Statistics detailing a study of 210,000 "hate crimes" a year during that period has gone virtually unreported by the U.S. press.

But it does contain some surprising numbers. While race is, by far, the No. 1 factor cited as the reason for hate crimes, blacks are slightly less likely to be victims and far more likely to be perpetrators, the statistics show.

Hey, how come statistics never conflate with PC media biases? Oh, I've got it! Because only racists use substantially factual data. Or maybe statistics themselves are racist. I'm not sure which yet. Who'se the liberal I vote for to fix this?