New York State Anti-Hate Crime Resource Guide

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What is a Hate Crime?
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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.

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What is the Human Rights Law?
What is the Human Rights Law?
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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.

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Resources
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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

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Annual Reporting
Annual Reporting
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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.

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Governor Press Releases
Governor Press Releases
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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

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

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

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

November 18, 2016: Governor Cuomo to State Education Department: Take Immediate Action to Address Incidents of Bias and Discrimination in Schools Across New York

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

February 27, 2017: Governor Cuomo Orders Investigation into Bomb Threats Against Jewish Community Centers in New York State

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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State Police Press Releases
State Police Press Releases
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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

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Events
Events
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