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Attorney General Marty Jackley

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Hate Crime Summaries

Hate crime, also known as a bias crime, is a criminal offense committed against a person, property, or society which is motivated, in whole or in part, by the offender's bias against a race, religion, disability, sexual orientation or ethnicity/national origin.

The object of collection is to indicate whether the offender was motivated to commit the offense because of his/her bias against a racial, religious, disability, sexual-orientation group or ethnic/national origin. Because of the difficulty of ascertaining the offender's subjective motivation, bias is to be reported only if investigation reveals sufficient objective facts to lead a reasonable and prudent person to conclude that the offender's actions were motivated, in whole or in part, by bias.

After 2003, the Hate Crime Summary can be found in the Crime in South Dakota yearly publication. 

Links to Hate Crime Summaries

2003 Hate Crime Summary

2002 Hate Crime Summary

2001 Hate Crime Summary

2000 Hate Crime Summary

1999 Hate Crime Summary

1998 Hate Crime Summary