What are some common types of bias/hate crimes?

Bias incidents and hate crimes take many forms, ranging from racially-motivated graffiti, to threats of physical harm, to actual infliction of property damage or bodily injury. Under New Jersey law, any crime-such as harassment, assault, terroristic threats, arson, criminal mischief, or homicide-is subject to more serious punishment if the crime was committed against a person because of a person's race, color, religion, gender, or other protected class status. Not all incidents turn out to be crimes, but any potential bias incident should be reported to the police as a bias incident so that it can be fully investigated.

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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?