What is a bias incident?

A bias incident or hate crime is defined in the New Jersey Attorney General's guidelines as any suspected or confirmed offense or unlawful act which occurs against a person or property (public or private) on the basis of New Jersey's nine protected classes: race, color, religion, gender, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, and national origin.

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1. What is a bias incident?
2. What are some common types of bias/hate crimes?
3. What should I report?
4. What should I do if I witness a bias/hate crime in progress?
5. What if I’m uncomfortable reporting incidents to local police?
6. Do I have to give my name and contact information?
7. Who reviews bias incident reports in New Jersey?