FBI: No Hate Crimes Reported in Plymouth-Whitemarsh
Plymouth, Whitemarsh and Conshohocken reported zero instances of hate crimes in 2010.
All three of the area’s police departments reported zero hate crimes in the FBI’s 2010 Hate Crime Statistics report released Monday.
6,628 instances of hate crimes were reported nationally in 2010, according to the Bureau’s statistics. That number is consistent with 2009’s report, in which 6,604 offenses were recorded nationwide.
Representatives from the FBI called hate crime investigations “the number one priority in our civil rights program” in a statement.
“Almost a fourth of our 2010 civil rights caseload involved crimes motivated by a particular bias against the victim,” Eric Thomas, an FBI civil rights chief in Washington, D.C. said in a release. “We frequently worked these cases with state and local law enforcement to ensure that justice was done—whether at the state level or at the federal level.”
Plymouth, Whitemarsh and Conshohocken reported zero instances of hate crimes in 2009.
The full report can be found on the FBI’s website.