I see, so if its not on the list, it's not a "hate crime".<quoted text>
Is "economic status" on the list of protected groups? If it isn't, then, no, an attack based on your economic status is not a hate criime.
It happens everyday. It's usually referred to as robbery, mugging, burglary, or thievery.Now, if a large enough group of people are being attacked because of their economic status--if they are being bullied, physically attacked, etc.(see the definition from the U.S. Dept. of Justice)--then they can attempt to have their status placed on the list of people who are prone to hate crimes.
If someone points a gun at you and says, "gimme your wallet", s/he's doing so because of your economic status. You have more money than him/her.It's a process. Surely, economically advantaged people would know how to work the system.
Also, it's often left up to a judge or jury to make a final call. If they believe there is evidence, I guess it's possible that they could determine that an attack based on "economic status" might be considered a hate crime.