Florida Hate Crimes

Florida Hate Crimes Statutes

Fla. Stat. §§ 775.085(1)(a), 775.085(2), 877.19


  • Provides for the reclassification of any felony or misdemeanor, including property crimes, where the commission of such offense “evidences prejudice based on the race, color, ancestry, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, mental or physical disability, or advanced age of the victim.” Fla. Stat. § 775.085(1)(a).
  • Creates a civil remedy allowing treble damages. Fla. Stat. § 775.085(2).
  • Mandates collection and dissemination by the governor of data on “incidents of criminal acts that evidence prejudice based on race, religion, ethnicity, color, ancestry, sexual orientation or national origin.” Fla. Stat. § 877.19.

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