By Jeorge Zarazua - Express-News
San Antonio's figures were in line with the rest of the nation, which also saw a slight decline overall, but an increase in those two categories: sexual orientation and ethnicity.
But crimes due to prejudice against sexual orientation, the third-largest category, increased about 6 percent, the report found. And crimes targeting people because of their ethnicity rose 2.3 percent.
“This is the issue that we have in trying to put together relevant information on what is happening,” he said, adding his organization has been advocating for a better James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Act, one that clarifies both reporting and enforcement procedures.
In San Antonio, the number of racially driven crimes dropped to eight last year from 13 in 2006. And there were no reported religious hate crimes last year.