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NJ BIAS INCIDENT SUMMARY 2009


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BIAS INCIDENT SUMMARY

INTRODUCTION
Crimes motivated by hate and bias tend to erode the basic fabric of society. Bias incidents having a racial, religious, ethnic, sexual or gender component as well as crimes against individuals with a handicap, manifest themselves in a wide spectrum of criminal activities. These bias incidents jeopardize the active and open pursuit of freedom and opportunity. They attack our citizens based on their race, religion, ethnic heritage, sexual orientation, handicap, or gender. Closely linked to such heritage are individual values, beliefs, and identities.
Realizing that no agency within the state was collecting complete data on bias incidents, a broad-based Ad Hoc committee was created to develop a comprehensive statewide reporting system. As a result of the committee’s recommendation, Attorney General Executive Directive No. 1987-3 was issued mandating all New Jersey law enforcement agencies begin reporting bias incident offenses to the Division of State Police, Uniform Crime Reporting Unit on a monthly basis effective January 1, 1988. On August 15, 1996, legislation was enacted which enhanced the state’s definition of a bias incident to include crimes that are gender or handicap-motivated.
The directive was instituted to capture vital data in an effort to identify the problem. This information permits proper evaluation of progress in preventing bias crime and assist with necessary planning for the future.
This twenty-second annual publication concerning bias crimes contains comparisons to the previous year’s statistics. The published statistics and graphs are the result of data submitted by the police community of New Jersey.
Hopefully, the information contained in this publication will be of value to various segments of society and serve its intended purpose.
source http://www.state.nj.us/njsp/info/ucr2009/pdf/2009_sect_12.pdf
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BIAS INCIDENT STATISTICAL SUMMARY
Highlights of the 2009 bias incident offense statistics are listed below:
  • New Jersey law enforcement agencies reported 632 bias incident investigations, resulting in 683 target-type based bias
    incident offenses in 2009, a 22% decrease compared to 2008.
  • Harassment accounted for 41% (280) of all bias incident offenses.
  • Criminal mischief and damage to property accounted for 39% (264) of all bias incident offenses.
  • Racial bias accounted for 39% (268) of all bias incident crimes in 2009.
  • The target category of person accounted for 60% (408) of all bias offenses.
  • The Black race represented the most frequent racial group victimized by bias crime, accounting for 34% (233) of all bias offenses.
  • The Jewish religion represented the most frequent religious group victimized by bias crime, accounting for 33% (224) of all bias offenses.
  • The Hispanic ethnicity represented the most frequent ethnic group victimized by bias crime, accounting for 5% (33) of all bias offenses.
  • The most frequent day of occurrence was Tuesday (123 offenses).
  • The most frequent month of occurrence was October (72 offenses).
  • The most frequent place of occurrence was a residence, where 25% (177 offenses) of all bias incidents occurred.
  • Forty-seven percent (320) of all bias incident offenses were cleared, with 40% (129) being cleared by arrest, and 60% (191) being exceptionally cleared.
  • A total of 122 arrests (78 adults and 44 juveniles) were made resulting from bias incidents. Compared to 2008, arrests decreased 28 percent.
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— Bias Incident Summary —
BIAS INCIDENT OFFENSES 2005 through 2009
BIAS INCIDENT OFFENSES
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
Murder
Manslaughter
Rape
Robbery
Aggravated Assault
Burglary
Larceny-Theft
Simple Assault
Fear of Bodily Violence
Arson
Criminal Mischief
Damage to Property; Threat of Violence Weapons Offense
Sex Offense (Except Rape)
Terroristic Threats
Trespass
Disorderly Conduct
Harassment
Desecration of Venerated Objects
All Other Bias Incidents

- - -
3 15 5 1 54 12 3 346 9 1 - 33 1 4 292 - 13
- - -
7 25 4 3 52 17 1 290 16 - 1 28 1 15 339 2 24
1 - - 2 12 5 1 46 11 1 268 23 1 3 26 - 19 353 2 35
- - -
1 19 3 2 47 9 1 358 14 - - 37 - 12 340 3 30
- - -
3 10 2 1 38 21 3 263 1 1 1 22 - 16 280 - 21
TOTAL
792
825
809
876
683
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BIAS INCIDENT OFFENSES/CLEARANCES/ARRESTS 2008/2009
BIAS INCIDENT OFFENSES
Number of Offenses
Offenses Cleared
Percent Cleared
Number of Arrests
Total Arrests
Adult Arrests
Juvenile Arrests
Murder
Manslaughter
2009
2008
2009
2008 2008
Rape 2009
2008
Robbery 2009
2008
Aggravated Assault 2009
2008
Burglary 2009
2008
Larceny-Theft 2009
2008
Simple Assault 2009
2008
Fear of Bodily Violence 2009
2008
Arson 2009
2008
Criminal Mischief 2009 Damage to Property; Threat of 2008
Violence
2009
2008
Weapons Offense 2009
2008
Sex Offenses (Except Rape) 2009
2008
Terroristic Threats 2009
2008
Trespass 2009
2008
Disorderly Conduct 2009
2008
Harassment 2009
2008
Desecration of Venerated Objects 2009
2008
All Other Bias Incidents 2009
-
-
-
-
-
-
1
3
19
10
3
2
2
1
47
38
9
21
1
3
358
263
14
1
-
1
-
1
37
22
-
-
12
16
340
280
3
-
30
21
-
-
-
-
-
-
1
3
14
7
-
-
-
1
36
33
6
11
-
1
22
12
1
-
-
1
-
-
25
13
-
-
11
15
249
213
-
-
15
10
-
-
-
-
-
-
100
100
74
70
0
0
0
100
77
87
67
52
0
33
6
5
7
0
-
100
-
0
68
59
-
-
92
94
73
76
0
-
50
48
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
6
12
8
0
0
0
1
23
20
2
6
0
1
37
13
0
0
0
1
0
0
18
9
0
0
6
6
65
47
0
0
5
4
-
-
-
-
-
-
1
6
8
6
-
-
-
-
11
15
1
3
-
1
7
2
-
-
-
1
-
-
12
6
-
-
4
5
47
31
-
-
5
2
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
4
2
-
-
-
1
12
5
1
3
-
-
30
11
-
-
-
-
-
-
6
3
-
-
2
1
18
16
-
-
-
2
2008
876
380
43
169
96
73
TOTAL 2009
683
320
47
122
78
44
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BIAS INCIDENT SUMMARY TARGET/TYPE – 2009
PERSON 408
RACIAL 193
RELIGIOUS 86
ETHNIC 60
SEXUAL 62
OTHER 7
American Indian - Asian 7 Black 166 White 16 Other 4
Catholic 1 Hindu 2 Islamic 8 Jewish 72 Protestant 2 Other 1
Arab 12 Asian Indian 9 Hispanic 30 Asian 2 Nat. Origin 3 Other 4
Bisexual 5 Heterosexual(F) 1 Heterosexual(M) 1 Homosexual(F) 10 Homosexual(M) 40 Homosexual(M&F) 5
Gender 2
Handicap: 4
(1) Physical - (2) Mental 4
Gender ID: 1
PRIVATE PROPERTY 169
RACIAL 46
RELIGIOUS 102
ETHNIC 9
SEXUAL 12
OTHER 0
American Indian - Asian 2 Black 39 White 4 Other 1
Catholic 2 Hindu 5 Islamic 1 Jewish 87 Protestant 1 Other 6
Arab 2 Asian Indian 2 Hispanic 3 Asian 1 Nat. Origin - Other 1
Bisexual - Heterosexual(F) - Heterosexual(M) - Homosexual(F) 3 Homosexual(M) 9 Homosexual(M&F) -
Gender -
Handicap: 0
(1) Physical - (2) Mental -
Gender ID: 0
PUBLIC PROPERTY 106
RACIAL 29
RELIGIOUS 67
ETHNIC 2
SEXUAL 8
OTHER 0
American Indian 1 Asian - Black 28 White - Other -
Catholic - Hindu - Islamic - Jewish 65 Protestant - Other 2
Arab - Asian Indian - Hispanic - Asian 1 Nat. Origin - Other 1
Bisexual 1 Heterosexual(F) - Heterosexual(M) - Homosexual(F) - Homosexual(M) 2 Homosexual(M&F) 5
Gender -
Handicap: 0
(1) Physical - (2) Mental -
Gender ID: 0
— Bias Incident Summary — 215
BIAS INCIDENT OFFENSES BY COUNTY 2008/2009
Man- Aggravated Larceny- Simple Fear of
Murder slaughter Rape Robbery Assault Burglary Theft Assault Bodily Arson
Violence
2008 - - - - - - - 2 - -
Atlantic 2009 - - - - - 1 - 2 - -
2008 - - - - 1 - - 5 - -
Bergen 2009 - - - - - - - 3 - -
2008 - - - - - - - 2 - -
Burlington 2009 - - - - - - - 2 2 -
2008 - - - - 1 - - 1 - -
Camden 2009 - - - - - - - 1 1 -
2008 - - - - - - - - - -
CapeMay 2009 - - - - - - - - - 1
2008 - - - - - - - 1 - -
Cumberland 2009 - - - 1 - - - 1 - -
2008 - - - - 1 - - 3 1 -
Essex 2009 - - - 1 1 - - 1 - -
2008 - - - - - - - 1 1 -
Gloucester 2009 - - - - - - - - 1 -
2008 - - - - 4 - - 6 - 1
Hudson 2009 - - - 1 1 - - - - 1
2008 - - - - - - - - - -
Hunterdon 2009 - - - - - - - - - -
2008 - - - - 1 - - - - -
Mercer 2009 - - - - 3 - - 2 5 -
2008 - - - - 4 - 1 5 1 -
Middlesex 2009 - - - - 2 - - 8 2 -
2008 - - - - 5 - - 13 5 -
Monmouth 2009 - - - - - - 1 12 3 1
2008 - - - - 1 - - 2 - -
Morris 2009 - - - - 1 - - 1 1 -
2008 - - - - 1 2 1 3 - -
Ocean 2009 - - - - 2 1 - 1 2 -
2008 - - - - - 1 - - - -
Passaic 2009 - - - - - - - - 4 -
2008 - - - - - - - - - -
Salem 2009 - - - - - - - 1 - -
2008 - - - 1 - - - 1 1 -
Somerset 2009 - - - - - - - 3 - -
2008 - - - - - - - - - -
Sussex 2009 - - - - - - - - - -
2008 - - - - - - - 2 - -
Union 2009 - - - - - - - - - -
2008 - - - - - - - - - -
Warren 2009 - - - - - - - - - -
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2008 0 0 0 1 19 3 2 47 9 1
TOTAL 2009 0 0 0 3 10 2 1 38 21 3
216 — Bias Incident Summary —
Criminal Damage to
Weapons Offenses
Sex Offenses
Terroristic Threats
Disorderly Conduct
Desecration All Other
of Bias TOTAL

Venerated Incidents
Mischief Property Threat of
Trespass
Harassment
BIAS INCIDENT OFFENSES BY COUNTY 2008/2009
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8 1 - - 1 - - 11 - - 23
9 - - - - - - 5 - - 17
34 1 - - 3 - 1 17 - - 62
24 - - - 4 - - 20 - - 51
22 - - - 1 - - 19 - 1 45
14 - - 1 3 - - 11 - 2 35
18 2 - - 1 - - 16 - 2 41
9 - - - - - 1 6 - - 18
3-----1--15
3------4--8
1---------2
2--------15
18 4 - - 7 - - 12 - 1 47
4 - - - 3 - 1 2 - 1 14
29 - - - - - 2 16 - 1 50
8 - 1 - - - 2 15 - - 27
7 1 - - 9 - - 11 - 2 41
11 - - - 2 - - 7 - - 23
2------3--5
-------2--2
21 - - - - - - 11 - 1 34
9 - - - - - - 11 - - 30
39 2 - - 4 - - 48 2 4 110
38 - - - 3 - - 42 - 3 98
64 1 - - 4 - 8 108 - 7 215
37 - - - 4 - 12 94 - 9 173
26 - - - 1 - - 13 - 6 49
25 - - - 1 - - 18 - 1 48
29 1 - - 4 - - 29 - 1 71
29 1 - - 1 - - 17 - 3 57
6 - - - 1 - - 4 1 3 16
14 - - - - - - 5 - 1 24
-------1--1
3---------4
9 - - - - - - 11 - - 23
12 - - - - - - 9 - - 24
2------3--5
3------1--4
14 1 - - 1 - - 2 - - 20
7 - - - 1 - - 4 - - 12
6 - - - - - - 5 - - 11
2------7--9
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358 14 0 0 37 0 12 340 3 30 876
263 1 1 1 22 0 16 280 0 21 683
— Bias Incident Summary — 217
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VICTIM
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AGE
10 and under 11to17
18 to 20
21 to 25

26 to 30
31to35 36to40 41to45 46to50 51to60
61 and over

SEX
Male Female
RACE
American Indian Asian
Black
White
Other

VICTIM/OFFENDER CHARACTERISTICS 2009
OFFENDER
                                                               2
                                                             128
                                                              32
                                                              26
                                                              15
                                                              18
                                                              13
                                                              24
                                                              17
                                                              21
                                                              18
226 88
4
3 40 264 3
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TOTAL AGE
409
314
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240 169
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TOTAL SEX
409
314
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10
24 166 206 3
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TOTAL RACE
218
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127
 41
 36
 20
 38
 32
 31
 27
 31
 20
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314
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Description of Incident
BIAS INCIDENT SUMMARY 2009
Relationship of Victim to Offender
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Swastika 128 Acquaintance 103 Cross Burning - Neighbor 54 Graffiti 114 Employee 5 In Person 304 Stranger 115 Letters 56 Unknown 331 Telephone 33 Other 75 Other 48
Place of Occurrence
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Residence 177 Religious Building 20 Government Building 11 School Building 171 Business Establishment 92 Cemetery 1 Motor Vehicle 54 Highway 86 Parking Lot 32 Other 39
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TOTAL 683
TOTAL 683
TOTAL 683
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TYPE OF BIAS
RACIAL
RELIGIOUS
ETHNIC
SEXUAL
OTHER
American Indian 1 Asian 9 Black 233 White 20 Other 5
Catholic 3 Hindu 7 Islamic 9 Jewish 224 Protestant 3 Other 9
Arab 14 Asian Indian 11 Hispanic 33 Asian 4 Nat. Origin 3 Other 6
Bisexual 6 Heterosexual(F) 1 Heterosexual(M) 1 Homosexual(F) 13 Homosexual(M) 51 Homosexual(M&F) 10
Gender 2
Handicap: 4
(1) Physical - (2) Mental 4
Gender ID: 1
TOTAL 268
TOTAL 255
TOTAL 71
TOTAL 82
TOTAL 7
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BIAS INCIDENTS BY DAY OF WEEK 2008/2009
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BIAS INCIDENT BY MONTH 2008/2009
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222 — Bias Incident Summary —