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How often do hate crimes happen in the United States?

And what do they look like, exactly?

Believe it or not, there isn’t much reliable data to answer those questions.

To that end, the Standard-Examiner and dozens of news organizations across the country are teaming up with ProPublica to gather data about hate crimes and prejudice-fueled incidents.

If you’ve experienced or observed a hate crime or bias incident — such as harassment, intimidation or bullying — tell us your story in the Documenting Hate questionnaire below.

Reports submitted through the questionnaire will be collected and verified by ProPublica, which is a nonprofit news organization known for its investigative, public interest-focused journalism.

They’ll then be filtered into a database aimed at helping journalists, civil rights groups and researchers better understand the prevalence of hate crimes in the United States.

Learn more about the national Documenting Hate project here. Have questions about the Standard-Examiner's involvement? Get in touch with news editor Ann Elise Taylor at or reporter Mark Shenefelt at

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