New York State Anti-Hate Crime Resource Guide

TOP New York State Anti-Hate Crime Resource Guide
What is a Hate Crime?
WYSIWYG

A hate crime is a traditional offense that is motivated by bias. A person commits a hate crime when one of a specified set of crimes is committed targeting a victim because of a perception or belief about their race, color, national origin, ancestry, gender, religion, religious practice, age, disability or sexual orientation, or when such an act is committed as a result of that type of perception or belief. These crimes can target an individual, a group of individuals or public or private property.

Click here to see which crimes fall under the Hate Crimes statute.

Hate crimes can be perpetrated against an individual, a group, or against public or private property. For example, hanging a noose or painting a swastika could be deemed hate crimes.

0
What is the Human Rights Law?
What is the Human Rights Law?
WYSIWYG

The New York State Human Rights Law, the first of its kind in the nation, prohibits discrimination in employment, apprenticeship and training, purchase and rental of housing and commercial space, places of public accommodation, certain educational institutions, and credit transactions based upon protected characteristics such as race, color, creed, sex, age, disability, national origin, marital status, familial status, conviction or arrest record, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status or gender dysphoria.

Please click here for more details.

0
Resources
Resources
WYSIWYG

The New York State Office of Victim Services (OVS) also provides assistance to victims of hate crimes. OVS funds 223 programs statewide that can provide direct services, such as crisis intervention and counseling, to victims of crime, including those physically injured as a result of a hate crime. Those programs also can help any crime victim apply for compensation and other assistance from the agency, which is a safety net for individuals who have no other resources. Individuals seeking help from OVS also can search for a service provider online: https://ovs.ny.gov/locate-program. For more information, please visit: www.ovs.ny.gov.

Governor Cuomo Announces Expanded Eligibility for Certain Crime Victims to Receive Compensation from New York State

0
Annual Reporting
Annual Reporting
WYSIWYG

Per New York State Executive Law § 837(4)(c), the Division of Criminal Justice Services is required to collect and analyze statistical and all other information and data with respect to hate crimes reported by law enforcement through the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) program. DCJS produces an annual report which details hate crime incidents that law enforcement agencies have reported to DCJS, including data on the number of incidents and type of bias reported. DCJS also submits the data to the Federal Bureau of Investigation for its collection and publication.

DCJS Hate Crime Reporting 

Hate crime incidents by reporting agency can be found at the Division of Criminal Justice Services website.

0
Governor Press Releases
Governor Press Releases
WYSIWYG

2019

September 25, 2019: Governor Cuomo Directs State Division of Human Rights to Investigate Alleged Hate Crime on Student in Gouverneur

September 19, 2019: Governor Cuomo Announces NYS Hate Crime Task Force to Host of Series of Hate Crime Investigation Training Seminars

September 18, 2019: Governor Cuomo Directs State Police Hate Crimes Task Force to Assist in Investigation of Robbery and Assault of Hasidic Jewish Man in Williamsburg

September 16, 2019: Governor Cuomo Directs State Police Hate Crimes Task Force to Investigate Swastikas Carved Into Starbucks Bathroom Door in Nyack, Rockland County

September 4, 2019: Governor Cuomo Directs State Police Hate Crimes Task Force to Assist in Investigation of Racist and Anti-Semitic Graffiti in Commack

September 2, 2019: Governor Cuomo Directs State Police Hate Crimes Task Force to Assist in Investigation of Racist and Anti-Semitic Graffiti in Queens

August 28, 2019: Governor Cuomo Directs State Police Hate Crimes Task Force to Assist in Investigation of Anti-Semitic Attack in Brooklyn

August 15, 2019: Governor Cuomo Advances First-in-the-Naiton Domestic Terrorism Law to Include Mass Violence Motivated by Hate

August 12, 2019: Governor Cuomo Directs State Police Hate Crimes Task Force to Investigate Series of Assaults on Hasidic Jews in Williamsburg

July 23, 2019: Governor Cuomo Directs State Police Hate Crimes Task Force to Assist in Investigation of Swastikas and Racist Symbols Found in Geneva

July 23, 2019: Governor Cuomo Directs State Police Hate Crimes Task Force to Assist in Investigation of Attack on Hindu Priest in Queens

July 8, 2019: Governor Cuomo Directs State Police Hate Crimes Task Force to Assist in Investigation of White Supremacist Materials in Downtown Troy 

July 8, 2019: Governor Cuomo Directs State Police Hate Crimes Task Force to Assist in Investigation of Another Burning of Pride Flag Outside Harlem LGBTQ Bar

June 30, 2019: On WorldPride and 50th Anniversary of Stonewall, Governor Cuomo Signs Legislation Banning the Gay and Trans Panic Legal Defense

June 21, 2019: Governor Cuomo Announces 2019 Justice Agenda Accomplishments - Most Productive Legislative Session in Modern History

June 19, 2019: Governor Cuomo Directs Hate Crimes Task Force to Assist in Investigation of Anti-Muslim Messages on Elementary School Doors in Brooklyn

June 13, 2019: Governor Cuomo Announces 12 Members of the New York Congressional Delegation Join Growing Campaign to Legalize Surrogacy and Ban the Gay and Trans Panic Legal Defense Before the End of Session

June 10, 2019: Governor Cuomo and Andy Cohen Rally to Legalize Gestational Surrogacy and Ban Gay and Trans Panic Defense Before End of Session

June 10, 2019: ICYMI: Governor Cuomo and Andy Cohen's Op-Ed in Buzzfeed News: New York Still Has Laws that Discriminate Against LGBTQ People. Let's End them Today.

June 6, 2019: Governor Cuomo Directs Hate Crimes Task Force to Assist in Investigation of Anti-Semitic Graffiti on Mailbox in Bay Ridge

June 3, 2019: Governor Cuomo Calls Neo-Nazis What They Are: Domestic Terrorists

June 2, 2019: Governor Cuomo Directs State Police Hate Crimes Task Force to Assist in Investigation of Anti-Semitic Hate Crime in Brooklyn

June 1, 2019: Governor Cuomo Directs State Police Hate Crimes Task Force to Assist in Investigation of Burning of Pride Flag Outside Harlem LGBTQ Bar

May 31, 2019: Governor Launches Campaign to Legalize Gestational Surrogacy and Ban Gay and Trans Panic Defense Before End of Session

May 30, 2019: Governor Cuomo Directs State Police Hate Crimes Task Force to Assist in Investigation of Anti-Semitic Note at the Jewish Children's Museum in Brooklyn 

May 6, 2019: Governor Cuomo Directs New York State Police Hate Crimes Task Force to Assist in Investigation into Anti-Semitic Attack in Williamsburg

March 22, 2019: Governor Cuomo Directs State Police Hate Crimes Unit to Assist in Investigation into Racist Graffiti on MTA Buses

March 17, 2019: Governor Cuomo Directs State Police Hate Crimes Task Force to Include New Swastikas at Nissequogue River State Park

March 13, 2019: Governor Cuomo Directs New York State Police Hate Crimes Task Force to Assist in Investigation into Hateful and Discriminatory Subway Vandalism

March 6, 2019: Governor Cuomo Announces State Police Host School to Combat and Investigate Hate Crimes in New York State

February 25, 2019: Statement from Governor Andrew M. Cuomo on New Swastikas Found in Brooklyn Playground

February 24, 2019: Governor Cuomo Directs State Police Hate Crimes Task Force to Assist in Investigation of Swastikas at Queens Schoolyard

February 18, 2019: Governor Cuomo Announces Expansion of Assistance for Victims of Domestic Violence and Hate Crimes

February 17, 2019: Governor Cuomo Directs State Police Hate Crimes Unit to Assist NYPD in Investigation into Attack on Chabad of Bushwick

February 10, 2019: Governor Cuomo Directs State Police Hate Crimes Unit to Investigate Swastika at State Park in Suffolk County

January 25, 2019: Governor Cuomo Signs Landmark Legislation Protecting LGBTQ Rights

January 23, 2019: Governor Cuomo Directs State Police to Increase Patrols in Delaware County Following Foiled Terrorist Attack Against Islamberg Muslim Community 

January 15, 2019: Governor Cuomo Outlines 2019 Justice Agenda: The Time is Now

2018

December 10, 2018: Statement from Governor Andrew M. Cuomo on Neo-Nazi Fliers Discovered at SUNY Purchase

November 29, 2018: Governor Cuomo Directs State Police Hate Crimes Unit to Investigate Anti-Semitic Vandalism at Columbia University

November 2, 2018: Governor Cuomo Directs Hate Crimes Task Force to Investigate Anti-Semitic Graffiti at Union Temple of Brooklyn

October 30, 2018: Governor Cuomo Announces $10 Million Grant Program to Protect New York's Non-Public Schools and Cultural Centers, Including Religious-Based Institutions

October 29, 2018: Governor Cuomo, Rabbi Angela Buchdahl Along with Wide REpresentation of New York Religious Leaders Join in Interfaith Prayer Vigil, Call for Peace and Civililty

October 14, 2018: Governor Cuomo Calls on FBI to Investigate Videos and Reports of Proud Boys Violence

October 10, 2018: Governor Cuomo Announces Nearly $16 Million in Grants to Provide Civil Legal Assistance to Crime Victims Statewide

August 22, 2018: Governor Cuomo Signs Legislation to Expand Benefits Available to Crime Victims

August 3, 2018: Governor Cuomo Directs State Investigation into Distribution of KKK and White Supremacy Related Materials in Oneida and Other Counties

June 13, 2018: Governor Cuomo Announces $5.8 Million in Awards to Protect Nonprofit Schools, Day Care Centers, and Cultural Museums in Brooklyn Against Hate Crimes

June 13, 2018: Governor Cuomo Announces $2.1 Million in Awards to Protect Nonprofit Schools, Day Care Centers, and Cultural Museums on Long Island Against Hate Crimes

February 15, 2018: Governor Cuomo Announces 30-Day Amendment to Prohibit the Use of So-Called "Gay Panic" and "Trans Panic" Defense in New York State

February 4, 2018: Governor Cuomo Signs Executive Order Banning All State Agencies and Authorities from Doing Business with Companies that Promote or Tolerate Discrimination

January 3, 2018: Governor Cuomo Outlines 2018 Agenda: Realizing the Promise of Progressive Government

2017

October 24, 2017: Governor Cuomo Announces $25 Million Grant Program to Protect New York's Schools and Daycare Centers from Hate Crimes is Now Accepting Applications

August 17, 2017: ICYMI: Governor Cuomo Op-Ed: New York Has No Place for Charlottesville-Style Hate

August 15, 2017: Governor Cuomo to Advance 'Charlottesville Provisions' to New York Hate Crime Law

August 14, 2017: In Aftermath of Charlottesville Violence, Governor Cuomo Signs Legislation Giving Prosecutors More Tools to Combat Hate

April 10, 2017: ICYMI: Governor Cuomo's Op-Ed in The New York Daily News: We've Embraced the Politics of Unity

March 23, 2017: Statement from Governor Andrew M. Cuomo on the Arrest in Israel Related Threats Against Jewish Community Centers

March 23, 2017: Statement from Governor Andrew M. Cuomo on the Murder of Timothy Caughman

March 10, 2017: Governor Cuomo and Mayor De Blasio Announce Increase in Reward for Any Information Leading to Arrest and Conviction for a Hate Crime

March 9, 2017: Governor Cuomo Announces State Police Law Enforcement Training to Combat Hate Crimes in New York

March 7, 2017: Governor Cuomo, Senator Gillibrand and Members of the Congressional Delegation Announce Over $5 Million in Federal Homeland Security Grants For Counter Terrorism and Public Safety Initiatives Across the State

March 6, 2017: Governor Cuomo Announces MTA Police Charge Man with Hate Crimes for Graffiti Incidents at Penn Station

March 3, 2017: The State of New York 3/3/17 - "NY Women Lead"

March 3, 2017: Statement from Governor Andrew M. Cuomo on Arrest Related to Threats Against Jewish Community Centers

March 2, 2017: Governor Cuomo Directs Investigation Into Vandalized Headstones at Waad Hakolel Cemetery in Rochester

March 1, 2017: Video, Photos & Rush Transcript: Governor Cuomo Delivers Remarks at Albany JCC, Condemns Hate Crimes and Highlights Actions to Combat Anti-Semitism

February 24, 2017: The State of New York 2/24/17 - "Fighting Back Against Hate Crimes"

February 23, 2017: Governor Cuomo Announces New Actions to Combat Hate Crimes and Anti-Semitism Across New York

February 5, 2017: Governor Cuomo: This is What New Yorkers Do -- We Turn Hate into Love

January 29, 2017: Governor Cuomo Announces New Actions to Strengthen Protections

January 19, 2017: Statement from Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

January 9, 2017: Governor Cuomo Presents the 12th Proposal of the 2017 State of the State Agenda: Launching the “New York Promise” Agenda to Advance Social Justice and Affirm New York’s Progressive Values 

2016

December 5, 2016: Statement from Governor Andrew M. Cuomo on New York City Hate Crimes

November 21, 2016: ICYMI: Governor Cuomo Announces Actions to Protect Civil Rights and Combat Hate Crimes

November 20, 2016: Governor Cuomo Announces Actions to Protect Civil Rights and Combat Hate Crimes

November 20, 2016: Video, Photos & Rush Transcript: Governor Cuomo Announces Actions to Protect Civil Rights and Combat Hate Crimes

November 20, 2016: Governor Cuomo's Open Letter to All New York Students

November 20, 2016: Remarks as Delivered: Governor Cuomo Calls on New Yorkers to Unite in the Fight for Tolerance and Justice

November 17, 2016: Statement from Governor Andrew M. Cuomo on Recent Incidents of Bias, Discrimination

November 15, 2016: Audio, Transcript & Photos: Governor Cuomo Discusses Recent Reports of Alleged Hate Crimes Across New York State

November 15, 2016: Governor Cuomo Announces Statewide Hotline to Report Incidents of Bias and Discrimination

November 12, 2016: Governor Cuomo Orders Joint Investigation Between State Police and State Division of Human Rights into Alleged Hate Crime in Wellsville

November 12, 2016: Governor Cuomo Orders Investigation Between State Police, SUNY Police and State Division of Human Rights Into Alleged Hate Crime at SUNY Geneseo

 

 

 

0
State Police Press Releases
State Police Press Releases
WYSIWYG

02 November 2017
Two Oswego County brothers charged with hate crime
https://www.nyspnews.com/article_display.cfm?article_id=59443 

20 October 2017
Saratoga Springs man arrested after making bias related threats
https://www.nyspnews.com/article_display.cfm?article_id=59260 

16 October 2017
Plattsburgh man arrested for hate crime
https://www.nyspnews.com/article_display.cfm?article_id=59202 

29 June 2017
State Police arrest Liberty man for Burglary 3rd and Criminal Mischief 4th
https://www.nyspnews.com/article_display.cfm?article_id=57825 

21 June 2017
**Updated to include photo** New York State offering reward in Columbia County hate crime case
https://www.nyspnews.com/article_display.cfm?article_id=57709 

15 June 2017
Woman from Athens arrested from Criminal Mischief
https://www.nyspnews.com/article_display.cfm?article_id=57652 

17 May 2017
State Police charge four with hate crimes following vandalism investigation in West Chazy
https://www.nyspnews.com/article_display.cfm?article_id=57286

0
Events
Events
WYSIWYG

Check back for trainings, education and outreach.

0