Hate Crime. Please visit Hate Crime Statistics, 2009 as you prepare for this discussion. Click through the Hate Crimes website, following your curiosity. Based on the information you gleaned from the FBI website above, discuss a statistic, study, or other fact that surprised you or has affected your community and what the numbers say about offenses against this specific protected class. What do these crimes say about our society and what steps need to be taken to prevent them?