Hate Crime Reports Rise in Boston
Posted on September 23, 2008
Filed Under Gay News Blog
The Boston Police Department’s Community Disorders Unit, which investigates hate crimes in the city, has identified an increase in the total number of hate crimes in recent years, from 117 in 2004 to 178 in 2007. According to police, the number of reported hate crimes against gay and lesbian people has also increased, from 25 incidents in 2003 to 56 in 2007.
The neighborhood where hate crimes have jumped the most is Area D, which includes the South End, Kenmore and Allston and Brighton; hate crimes there increased from 15 incidents in 2004 to 55 in 2007. An officer out of D-4 has been appointed as a liaison for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.
Related Media Coverage:
“Reported Hate Crimes on Rise in Boston”
Boston Herald – September 20, 2008
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