In response to an increase in hate crimes throughout the country over the last few months, Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum today encouraged anyone who believes they have been a victim of a hate crime to report it to law enforcement.
“We must stand together against hate, so that all people in our state feel valued and safe. I support our Governor’s commitment to use the full force of the law against anybody who targets others based on race, religion, gender, or sexual identity,” said Attorney General Rosenblum. “I am pleased that in Oregon we have laws that directly protect us from hateful criminal acts as well as laws that enhance sentences for other crimes when hateful activities are involved.”
If you believe that you or someone you know has been the victim of a hate crime, you should immediately report the crime to your local police, county sheriff, or the Oregon State Police.
We also encourage you to report a crime to the Oregon Department of Justice using our online form at: https://justice.oregon.gov/crimereporting/hatecrime.
The Oregon Department of Justice will ensure your report is passed on to the appropriate authority for investigation.
Kristina Edmunson, Department of Justice, Kristina.Edmunson@doj.state.or.us, 503-378-6002