Hate Crime Legislation

Local Laws on Hate Crimes

Read Local Law 46
Read Local Law 47

State Laws on Hate Crimes

Read Section 485.05 of New York State penal law

Federal Laws on Hate Crimes

Read the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr., Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009
Read the Hate Crime Statistics Act of 1990
Read the Title I of the Civil Rights Act of 1968

Statistics and Data

The New York Police Department posts quarterly updates on hate crimes complaints and arrests.
View NYPD Hate Crime Reports

Educational Material

The New York City Department of Education (DOE) provides resources to facilitate important conversations in the classroom. Schools are encouraged to develop opportunities for students to discuss what discrimination and religious intolerance might look like in a school and collectively explore the positive actions they can take to promote acceptance, inclusion, and the diversity of their communities.

Read the NYC DOE's "Promoting Respect and Addressing Hate Crimes" resources document