Bias Crimes, although unfortunate, do exist. A bias crime is one that someone commits against a person or property based solely on New Jersey's nine protected classes, which are: race, color, religion, gender, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin or ethnicity. If you ever hear of or witness an act, or believe yourself to be a victim of this type of crime, please report it. The flyer on the left gives more information on Bias Crime reporting. These crimes cannot go unrecognized!