The apparent rise in hate-crime since the election is likely to be short-lived
The Economist - 12/09/2016
The true number is likely to be somewhere between these two figures according to Jack Levin of the Brudnick Centre on Violence and Conflict at Northeastern University. Mr Levin distinguishes between hate crimes that are perpetrated by thrill-seekers and those committed by people who feel threatened by outsiders. The first sort tend to rise and fall with the violent crime rate among youngsters. In a 2015 study, Mr Levin calculated that since the terrorist attacks of September 11th, hate crimes motivated predominantly by fear of outsiders have predominated.