Bias-Related Crime in the District of Columbia - 2009
The Fenty administration remains committed to working with District of Columbia communities to address and reduce hate crimes and perceptions of bias in our city. While the District strives to reduce crime for all residents of and visitors to the city, hate crimes can make a particular community feel vulnerable and more fearful. This is unacceptable, and is the reason everyone must work together not just to address allegations of hate crimes, but also to proactively educate the public about hate crimes. As part of this effort, this report highlights trends in hate or bias-related crimes in the District of Columbia since 2005, and efforts in the District to address them.