After the huge spike in hate crime right after the 2016 election results in the US, I decided to keep track of what kind of hate crime was being committed across the US, and where. The dashboard below, based on articles from various news sources, and stories by individuals on Facebook & Twitter, should be able to provide you with some statistics around what’s been going on around the country.
I was looking for a data source that would update periodically but I couldn’t find one, so I compiled all the data manually. I read articles and stories, and put them all in one csv. For that reason, this is not a complete list, and I am way behind. As of 11/22/2016, I only have 30 data points, although according to Southern Poverty Law Center, the count is over 700.
Disclaimer: This dashboard comes with all sorts of disclaimers. I trust the articles from various news sources but the personal accounts from Facebook have been taken at face value. If I find out that any of those personal accounts are false, I will remove it.
This dashboard, by no means, shows all reported/unreported hate crime. I have been manually compiling all this data (as and when I find them/someone shares with me) so I am super slow. I am hoping that I will be able to spend some time on it regularly and keep it updated.
This dashboard is interactive. Click on the dots on the map or charts to drill down on information. Hover over charts to see more.
Tip: Click the diagonal arrow at the bottom right corner to enlarge the dashboard.
Source csv file can be found here.