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How to Report Tips Related to the Boston Explosions

Monday afternoon, two explosive devices detonated in Boston. Three people were killed and more than 150 people were wounded.

If you have any information or visual images related to the explosions, please contact the FBI by e-mailing boston@ic.fbi.gov or calling 1-800-CALL-FBI (prompt #3). No piece of information or detail is too small.

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Hate Crimes Remained Steady in 2010, According to FBI Report

The FBI’s 2010 Hate Crime Statistics report recorded 6,628 hate crimes, staying consistent with the numbers from the 2009 report. Traditional crimes become hate crimes when they are committed because of a person’s race, gender, religion or other targeted reason.

The 2010 report highlights the types of biases that motivate hate crimes, the nature of the offenses, information about the victims and offenders, as well as a break down of hate crimes by jurisdiction.

Some statistics from the report include:

  • Of the 6,628 hate crime incidents reported for 2010, nearly all (6,624) involved a single bias—47.3 percent of the single-bias incidents were motivated by race.
  • A reported 4,824 offenses were crimes against persons; intimidation accounted for 46.2 percent of these offenses; simple assault for 34.8 percent; and aggravated assault for 18.4 percent.
  • 31.4 percent of reported hate crime incidents took place in or near homes.

The FBI considers the investigation of hate crimes their number one priority as part of their civil rights program. The report was compiled with the support of national and state criminal justice organizations and thousands of law enforcement agencies nationwide who report hate crimes.

View the full report details.

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Image description: The image from 2009 is a still from a video of Michael Zottoli walking to a meeting with Richard Murphy in Brooklyn, NY. This picture was taken during the decade long foreign counterintelligence investigation that was code-named Ghost Stories.
On June 27, 2010, the FBI arrested 10 illegal agents of the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service as part of Ghost Stories. Find materials from the Ghost Stories investigation, including documents, photos, and video.
Photo from the FBI

Image description: The image from 2009 is a still from a video of Michael Zottoli walking to a meeting with Richard Murphy in Brooklyn, NY. This picture was taken during the decade long foreign counterintelligence investigation that was code-named Ghost Stories.

On June 27, 2010, the FBI arrested 10 illegal agents of the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service as part of Ghost Stories. Find materials from the Ghost Stories investigation, including documents, photos, and video.

Photo from the FBI