Police are investigating an apparent hate crime after a Gaithersburg synagogue was spray-painted with swastikas and “hate language.”
Police are investigating after a racial slur was spray painted on the garage door of a home in Chevy Chase.
A bill to add sexual orientation to the definition of hate crimes is dead in Virginia.
A Maryland man has pleaded guilty to stabbing a 15-year-old transgender girl on a Metro train.
Montgomery County police are investigating vandalism they believe falls into the category of a hate crime.
A Muslim rights group is asking the FBI and local police to investigate whether vandalism at a Manassas mosque was a hate crime.
State and local law enforcement need to do a better job of tracking and reporting hate crimes so that we can “fully understand what is happening in our communities, and how to stop it,” FBI Director James Comey said Monday.
The Justice Department says Attorney General Eric Holder will travel to Overland Park, Kan., on Thursday to pay tribute to the victims in the shootings at Jewish community sites.
According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation 2012 Hate Crime Statistics, approximately two-thirds of religious hate crimes are anti-Jewish.
The Justice Department will begin keeping numbers on hate crimes committed against Sikhs and six other groups, in connection with Monday’s one-year anniversary of the killing of six Sikh worshippers in Oak Creek, Wis.