Hate Crimes


Florida law defines Hate Crimes as crimes against people or property based on an individual’s religion, race, or sexual orientation. These crimes have been recorded in Florida only since 1991. Additional important statistics from the report include the following:

  • Miami-Dade County had a total of 11 hate crimes in 2010, five being based on race, three on religion, and one on sexual orientation.

  • Monroe County only had one incident of hate crime, which was based on sexual orientation.

  • Race is the leading motivation of Florida hate crimes, with 46.3 percent of all hate crime cases being attributed to race.

  • 21.5 percent of Florida hate crimes were based on sexual orientation.

  • 19.5 percent of Florida hate crimes were based on religion.

  • 12.7 percent of Florida hate crimes were based on ethnicity/national origin.

If you or someone you know has been charged with a Hate Crime in South Florida, protecting your legal rights should be your first priority.

It is in your best interest to contact an Attorney, an expert in the law, today! 

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