ProPublica, an independent, non-profit newsroom produces journalism in the public interest, discovered that there is no reliable national data on hate crimes in the United States. ProPublica explains:
At this point, there is simply no reliable national data on hate crimes. And no government agency documents lower-level incidents of harassment and intimidation, such as online or real-life bullying. Documenting and understanding all of these incidents – from hate-inspired murders to anti-Semitic graffiti to racist online trolling – requires new, more creative approaches.
That’s why we have marshaled a national coalition of news organizations, civil-rights groups and technology companies intent on creating a database of reported hate crimes and bias incidents.
In August 2017, LatinoUSA, a radio documentary program produced by the Futuro Media Group interviewed ProPublica’s Rachel Glickhouse about their work.
Use this link to learn more about the project.