Homelessness, Reports and Publications

Hate Crimes Against the Homeless: America's Growing Tide of Violence

 

The National Coalition for the Homeless (NCH) has been tracking reports of violence against people experiencing homelessness since 1999. The recently released 2009 report, Hate Crimes Against the Homeless, has found that 1,074 reported acts of bias motivated violence have been committed against homeless individuals from 1999-2009 and 291 homeless individuals lost their lives as a result of the attacks. 80% of the attacks were committed by people under 30 years of age, 90% of perpetrators were men and nearly one in three attacks ended in death.

The report documents this violent trend and discusses proposed legislation to add homeless persons to hate crime policy. 

Read the report:
Hate Crimes Against the Homeless: America's Growing Tide of Violence (2009)

Read previous studies and other publications from NCH

 
 

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