QUOTABLE QUOTES -- By the Numbers Edition
The Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety & Security came out with its Hate Crime in Massachusetts Report for 2017.
Here are some of the highlights:
-- The number of incidents of hate crimes in 2017 (up from 391 in 2016).
-- The percent of hate crimes that were vandalism, damage or destruction of property. The second and third most common categories were intimidation at 29.7 percent and sexual orientation at 14.4 percent.
-- The percentage of victims who were male. 46.5 percent were female.
-- The percentage of hate crimes that were motivated by race, ethnicity or national origin. The second most common category was religious affiliation at 29.7 percent.
-- The percentage of perpetrators of hate crimes who were white. The second most was African-Americans at 19.4 percent.
-- The percentage of victims of hate crimes who were white. The second most was African-Americans at 24.6 percent.