Bias – A preformed negative opinion or attitude toward a group of persons based on their race, religion, disability, sexual orientation, ethnicity, gender, or gender identity.
Bias Crime – A committed criminal offense that is motivated, in whole or in part, by the offender’s bias(es) against a race, religion, disability, sexual orientation, ethnicity, gender, or gender identity; also known as Hate Crime.
Note: Even if the offender was mistaken in his or her perception that the victim was a member of the group he or she was acting against, the offense is still a bias crime because the offender was motivated by bias against the group.
|Incident #||Date||Nature||Bias / Motivation||Address|
|05SJ1535||05/20/2005||Battery||Bias Anti-Black||116XX S MAGOUN DR|
|09SJ0120||01/09/2009||Battery||Bias Anti-Black||84XX WICKER AV|