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FBI Report Shows No Hate Crimes in Temecula

The Temecula Police Department was among agencies that reported no hate crimes during 2011, according to data recently released by the FBI.

No hate crimes were committed in Temecula during 2011, according to an FBI report released Monday.

The statistics, published Dec. 10 by the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting program in Hate Crime Statistics, 2011, provide data about the offenses, victims, offenders and locations of the incidents reported by law enforcement agencies throughout the nation.

For reporting purposes, hate crimes are categorized by bias motivation. These include offenses targeting a particular race, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity/national origin, or physical or mental disability.

The Temecula Police Department was among agencies that reported no such offenses, the report showed.

This was down from two hate crimes during 2010 in Temecula and one in 2009, according to sheriff’s Deputy Albert Martinez, who serves as a spokesperson for the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department of which the Temecula Police Department is a division.

“The Temecula Police Department investigates all reported hate crimes and is proud to say that in 2011 there were zero incidents,” Martinez said.

The FBI report revealed that nationwide in 2011, there were 6,216 single-bias incidents, of which 46.9 percent were motivated by a racial bias, 20.8 percent were motivated by a sexual orientation bias, 19.8 percent were motivated by a religious bias, and 11.6 percent were motivated by an ethnicity/national origin bias. Bias against a disability accounted for 0.9 percent of single-bias incidents.

Temecula residents were encouraged to continue to report criminal activity, including hate crimes.

“The Temecula Police Department has a ‘Zero Tolerance’ policy toward criminal activity and will be vigilant in investigating all crimes,” Martinez said. “The Police Department encourages citizens and business owners to report any criminal activity.”

KJO December 14, 2012 at 03:01 AM
Temecula Police Department are the biggest haters in this Town, I have overheard many times, officers telling kids what pieces of trash they are, Low lifes, dirt bags etc...
LetsBfair December 14, 2012 at 08:17 AM
The muslims building the mosque complained of hate every day. These reports are unreal. Again, "no reports". We have no police so we have no reports.
LetsBfair December 14, 2012 at 11:27 PM
Temecula residents live in a bubble. Everything is perfect. Just go back to sleep.
TeacherT December 15, 2012 at 02:23 AM
Hmmmm, so is this why the murder of Wanda McGlover is a "hit and run" instead of an intentional attack?? Hmmm Surprise, surprise
LetsBfair December 22, 2012 at 07:37 AM
Yeah!! We live in a town with no hate!! We are perfect!

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