All SESIR incidents motivated all or in part by hostility to the victim’s real or perceived race, religion, color, sexual orientation, ethnicity, ancestry, national origin, political beliefs, marital status, age, social and family background, linguistic preference or mental/physical disability are required to be reported as Hate Crime-related.
Note: The definition was changed in an effort to consolidate key elements from various state definitions of hate crimes.
Note: "Disability" was further defined to include both mental and physical disabilities.
Note: The intent or motivation behind the act was added because it is a key element when reporting whether an incident is hate crime-related.
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