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An indication that the offender was motivated to commit the offense, in whole/part, because of bias.

Element information

Type: ndex:BiasMotivationCauseCodeType

Properties: Global, Qualified, Nillable


  • Type based on xsd:token
    • Valid valueDescription
      ADVOCACY GROUP MEMBER SUPPORTING TARGETED GROUPVictim is advocacy group member supporting targeted group
      COINCIDES WITH HOLIDAYCoincides with recognized_calendar holiday
      COINCIDES WITH SYMBOLIC_SIGNIFICANT DATECoincides with Symbolic_significant date relating to a group
      COMMUNITY PERCEPTIONSubstantial portion of community where crime occurred perceived incident as bias motivated
      DAMAGE TO A SYMBOLDamage to a Symbol
      EVIDENCE OF SYMBOLIC_RITUALISTIC ACTEvidence of symbolic_ritualistic act relating to a group
      GESTURESGestures made by offender
      GRAFFITIGraffiti left at crime scene
      HATE GROUP CLAIMED RESPONSIBILITYEvidence hate group involved_active in locality
      HISTORIC ANIMOSITYHistoric animosity existed between victims and offenders groups
      LOGOSLogo(s) left at the crime scene
      NEIGHBORHOOD TENSIONS EXIST AGAINST TARGETED GROUPVictim passing through locality where previous hate crimes were committed
      OFFENDER ADMITS HATE GROUP MEMBERSHIPOffender admitted hate group membership
      ORAL COMMENTSOral Comment(s) made by offender
      PREVIOUSLY INVOLVED IN HATE CRIMEOffender previously involved in hate crime(s)
      PROMOTING ACTIVITIES OF HIS_HER GROUPVictim engaged in activities promoting his_her group
      RECENT ANIMOSITYRecent animosity existed between victims and offenders groups
      RECENT PUBLIC FOCUSBias motivated event triggers incident in victims locality
      RETALIATORY ACTIONSRetaliatory actions
      SERIAL INCIDENTS IN SAME LOCALITYSeveral incidents occurred same locality, at or about same time, victims all of same group
      SPECIAL CLOTHINGSpecial clothing worn by the offender
      SUSPECTED HATE GROUP MEMBEROffender suspected of hate group membership
      SYMBOL_CROSS BURNINGSymbol_Cross burning by the offender
      SYMBOLSSymbol(s) left at the crime scene
      UPSET BALANCE OF RESIDENTIAL DEMOGRAPHICSVictims group overwhelmingly outnumbered by other residents in a locality
      VICTIM_OFFENDER BELONG TO DIFFERENT GROUPSVictim_Offender belong to different groups
      WRITTEN WORDS_STATEMENTSWritten word(s)_statement(s) made by offender
  • Attributes

    structures:id [0..1]xsd:IDfrom group structures:SimpleObjectAttributeGroup
    structures:ref [0..1]xsd:IDREFfrom group structures:SimpleObjectAttributeGroup
    structures:uri [0..1]xsd:anyURIfrom group structures:SimpleObjectAttributeGroup
    structures:metadata [0..1]xsd:IDREFSfrom group structures:SimpleObjectAttributeGroup
    structures:relationshipMetadata [0..1]xsd:IDREFSfrom group structures:SimpleObjectAttributeGroup
    Any attribute[0..*]Namespace: urn:us:gov:ic:ism urn:us:gov:ic:ntk, Process Contents: laxfrom group structures:SimpleObjectAttributeGroup

    Used in

    Substitution hierarchy

    Sample instance

    <j:OffenseFactorBiasMotivationCauseCode>ADVOCACY GROUP MEMBER SUPPORTING TARGETED GROUP</j:OffenseFactorBiasMotivationCauseCode>