Discrimination, Hate and Bias Complaints
City of Eugene Hate and Bias Response
In alignment with the City Council goal of creating a Safe Community, the City is committed to working with community partners to reach the vision of promoting a community where every person, regardless of their identity, is safe, valued, and welcome.
According to the City of Eugene’s Hate and Bias Incident Response Plan, the Office of Human Rights and Neighborhood Involvement (HRNI) is responsible for collecting statistical information on both criminal and non-criminal hate and bias activity and providing victim support and community response to hate and bias activity in Eugene. EPD takes reports and investigates criminal activity.
Reporting hate and bias crimes and incidents
If you are in immediate danger call 911. If it is not an emergency, you may submit a complaint or concern in the following ways:
- Report online: Report hate and bias acitivity and concerns at www.eugene-or.gov/reporthate
- In person: Office of Human Rights and Neighborhood Involvement located at 99 West 10th Avenue (Atrium Building), Suit 117. The office is open to the public Monday-Friday 10-noon and 1-4 pm.
- By phone: 541-682-5177
Under-reporting of Hate and Bias activity
According to the 2010 Department of Justice Hate Crime Victimization Report, it was estimated that nationally only 25-42% of hate crimes are reported to police. Given this information, it is likely that the hate and bias incidents reported in Eugene represent only a fraction of the actual activity that is occurring. Through our efforts, we are now capturing a larger percentage of the activity occurring in Eugene than before. As the climate surrounding hate and bias activity evolves, HRNI works to prepare community members with resources and skills for addressing hate and bias when it occurs close to home. The annual report of hate and bias activity helps the city understand the scope of the problem and respond to it accordingly.
It is the policy of the City of Eugene to commit all available resources to investigate all reports of hate, bias, harassment, and violence. These crimes and activities have no place in our community.
City of Eugene Annual Hate & Bias Report
Each year, the City tracks both criminal and non-criminal hate and bias behavior and issues a report. This is the fourth year the comprehensive report has been released. The City of Eugene, in alignment with the City Council Goal of creating a Safe Community, is committed to working with community partners to reach the vision of creating a community where every person regardless of their identity is safe, valued and welcome.
Additional Resources in the Community
- Anti-Hate Task Force Stop Hate Campaign
- Community Alliance of Lane County
Back to Back Allies for Human Dignity
- Department of Justice
Community Relations Service
- Eugene Police Department
- Oregon Coalition Against Hate Crimes
- Springfield Police Department