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.
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.
The numerical value of hate crime in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of hate crime in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
We believe this is a hate crime; that is how we are investigating it.
I consider it rude, I don't condone it, but it's obviously not a hate crime.
This has hate crime written all over it, if they don't listen carefully, I will yell.
Mr. Byrd was found hung in a tree, and because of that we want to ensure it was not in fact a racial hate crime.
What happened on the bus was not a 'hate crime,' the only person we heard uttering racial epithets was one of the defendants.
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