This page contains the raw data that was used to compile the special SaveTheWest.com report, “Anti-Muslim vs. Anti-Jewish Hate Crimes in America: A Comparative Analysis.” It also contains ancillary data that will help the curious to gain a more complete, accurate and contextual understanding of hate crimes in America, and how popular perceptions often are wildly in opposition to the verifiable facts.
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(1) Data regarding Muslim and Jewish populations in America
As shown below (latest to newest), the estimated populations of these two groups in America vary significantly, even for the same year, and even by the same research organizations:
1,349,000 (2008 estimate); U.S. Census Bureau
2,770,000 (2010 estimate); Pew Research Center
3,480,000 (2010 estimate); Pew Research Center
2,680,000 (2008 estimate); U.S. Census Bureau
6,543,820 (2010 estimate); U.S. Census Bureau
5,690,000 (2010 estimate); Pew Research Center
6,040,000 (2010 estimate); Pew Research Center
4,200,000 (2012 estimate); Pew Research Center
For the purposes of this presentation, we’ll rely on the latest side-by-side comparison by Pew Research Center (underlined above):
For reference, the estimated total U.S. population in 2010 was 308,745,538 (U.S. Census Bureau)
From this, we will conclude that:
- The 3,480,000 Muslims in America make up 0.114% of the population.
- The 6,040,000 Jews in America make up 0.196% of the population.
For rounding purposes, we will say that for every 10 Muslims in America, there are 17 Jews.
(2) Official data regarding hate crimes against Muslims and Jews in America
Press release: FBI Releases 2013 Hate Crime Statistics, December 08, 2014.
Regarding our claim in frame 8 of the report: “On average, between 2001-2013 Jews were six times more likely to be victims of hate crimes vs Muslims”…
This is based on an averaging of the percentages of higher incidences of hate crimes against Muslims vs. Jews in America, from 2001-2013, in frame 7 (below):
(3) Other analyses of hate crimes data regarding Muslims and Jews in America
CAIR’s “Hate Crimes,” by the Investigative Project on Terrorism.
The good news about extremist violence in the United States: It’s vanishingly rare, by Radley Balko, The Washington Post, July 6, 2015.
New FBI Hate Crime Stats: Another Blow to Islamist Fictions, by David J. Rusin, Islamist-Watch.org, Dec 15, 2014. Key findings (verbatim): On April 15, 2013, Muslim terrorists murdered three and injured hundreds at the Boston Marathon, prompting familiar warnings about an imminent anti-Muslim backlash. The FBI’s findings are proof that such collective punishment did not materialize — as it almost never does.
Are Anti-Muslim Hate Crimes On The Rise? New Incidents Reported Across US, by Zoe Mintz, International Business Times, December 5, 2014.
Fake Anti-Muslim Hate Crimes and Other Lies, WikiIslam (documentation of hoaxes in the U.S. and around the world).