This study investigates the relationship between hate crime (bias-motivated crime) and terrorism at the county level to uncover whether increases in one type of bias-motivated or extremist acts are associated with increases in other types of extremist activity. This study is part of a larger research project seeking to answer the overarching question: Are hate crime and terrorism more interrelated than prior research has demonstrated? This brief is based on a full report published in Crime and Delinquency - to read the full report, click here.
Mills, Colleen, and Joshua F. Freilich, Steven M. Chermak. May. “Extreme Hatred: Revisiting the Hate Crime and Terrorism Relationship" College Park, MD: START, 2016. https://www.start.umd.edu/pubs/START_ResearchBrief_HateCrimeTerror_May2016.pdf