Jews most targetted.(ENI)--Jews remained by far the greatest target of religious-based hate crimes in the United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area. in 2004, according to according to
1. As stated or indicated by; on the authority of: according to historians.
2. In keeping with: according to instructions.
3. a recently-released report by the Federal Bureau of Investigation Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), division of the U.S. Dept. of Justice charged with investigating all violations of federal laws except those assigned to some other federal agency. .
The FBI recorded 1,374 incidents of religion-oriented hate crimes in 2004, and 954 of those were directed at Jews.
"This report always serves as a wakeup call that hate crime remains a national problem in America," said Barbara B. Balser, national chairperson of the Anti-Defamation League Anti-Defamation League
B’nai B’rith organization which fights anti-Semitism. [Am. Hist.: Wigoder, 33]
See : Anti-Semitism , a group which says it aims to stop the defamation of Jewish people, and to secure justice and fair treatment to ali citizens alike.