What does hate crime mean?

Definitions for hate crime

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  1. hate crime(Noun)

    A crime considered particularly heinous for having been motivated by hate for a race, gender, religion, etc. which can result in harsher punishments by statute.


  1. Hate crime

    In both crime and law, hate crimes occur when a perpetrator targets a victim because of his or her perceived membership in a certain social group. Examples of such groups include but are not limited to: racial group, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity or gender identity. Hate crime is a category used to describe bias-motivated violence: "assault, injury, and murder on the basis of certain personal characteristics: different appearance, different color, different nationality, different language, different religion." "Hate crime" generally refers to criminal acts that are seen to have been motivated by bias against one or more of the types above, or of their derivatives. Incidents may involve physical assault, damage to property, bullying, harassment, verbal abuse or insults, or offensive graffiti or letters. A hate crime law is a law intended to prevent bias-motivated violence. Hate crime laws are distinct from laws against hate speech in that hate crime laws enhance the penalties associated with conduct that is already criminal under other laws, while hate speech laws criminalize a category of speech.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hate crime in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hate crime in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Raven Symon:

    I consider this a hate crime, then a terrorist act, then horribleness to America in general, but this a hate crime, how come other people are making it other things before? It needs to be categorized as a hate crime first.

  2. Evelyn Alsultany:

    Culturally speaking, we need to reassess our understanding of a hate crime that it only happens by someone that has these explicit racist views, i think they work in much more complicated ways today. A perpetrator might be unintentionally perpetuating hate.

  3. Amy Sanders:

    It has also not yet been determined if the motive was a hate crime, domestic terrorism, a personal act of violence against a specific individual, or other motive as there are numerous individuals and entities tied to the building in the vicinity of the explosion.

  4. President Chuck Canterbury:

    If there has ever been an assassination of police officers that fits the current hate crime legislation, Dallas is it, though the main offender is dead, the hate crime investigation will show to the Justice Department and to the country that this was a hate-based crime.

  5. Yusor Mohammad Abu-Salha:

    This is a moment of truth. I have just viewed their bodies. I would not make up facts here. She mentioned that in details. She felt that he was hateful and he did not like them, who they were and the way they looked, i call upon the American people and the world to realize this was a hate crime and to treat it as such.

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