FBI: Hate Crimes Down in 2009 – So Much for the Elite Media’s Tea Party is ‘Racist’ Narrative…
Posted by iusbvision on December 11, 2010
The Tea Party is taking power in the Congress and is likely to solidify that power in 2012. If the Tea Party is so racist and evil as the elite media and their comrades in the Democrat leadership claim, would we not see hate crimes and such on the rise? Especially since most Independents and many Democrat voters joined the Tea Party in recent elections?
Of course it was all nonsense and just served to further minimalize an already distrusted antique media culture.
FBI: Hate Crimes and Anti-Religious Offenses Declined In 2009
The FBI says the number of reported hate crimes dropped significantly in 2009 from the previous year, to their lowest point in more than 15 years, despite the deepening recession and growing social tensions. Anti-religious crimes also declined, although attacks against Jewish targets continued to far outstrip incidents aimed at Muslims and Islamic sites.
Whether that downward trend — and the proportionally low number of anti-Muslim incidents — continued into 2010 will only come to light in next year’s report. Given the supercharged political atmosphere that marked this election year, and flashpoints like the so-called ground zero mosque controversy and the Koran-burning threats that sparked numerous attacks on Muslims, the numbers could spike.
Overall, the numbers represent a drop of 15 percent in all hate crimes to the lowest number reported since 1994, outstripping the 5.5 percent decline in violent crime in 2009 and the 4.9 percent drop in property crimes.
Attacks against Jews and Jewish sites accounted for more than 70 percent of the 2009 incidents against religious targets, while Muslims were targeted in just over 9 percent of the incidents. Both groups have relatively small communities, a few million in each case, as opposed to the nation’s more than 65 million Roman Catholics, for example. The FBI tallied 51 anti-Catholic incidents in total in 2009, 38 against Protestants, and 10 against atheists and agnostics.