It's not the sixties anymore, but unfortunately hate crimes are still a common occurrence in the United States. Explore this viz below to learn about the prevalence of certain offenses and the locations where they happen. Leave preconceptions aside, the data is surprising.
This data set offers a rare view into the darker corners of American society. As one might expect, the less harshly punished non-violent crimes constitute the bulk of the reported offenses- intimidation and vandalism alone account for well over half of the occurrences. There are some surprises in the data. For instance, simple assault is relatively more common in South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Maine and Vermont- not necessarily states one associates with violent crimes.