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Hate Crimes in 2016: New Numbers Show Little Change

Elizabeth Brown, ReasonThere were 271 more incidents deemed hate crimes in 2016 than the previous year, according to the latest Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) data. There were also 257 more law enforcement agencies reporting last year, so that increase could largely or even entirely be a matter of getting more complete statistics. The higher numbers mostly represent small increases in incidents classified as anti-Hispanic, anti-Jewish, anti-Muslim, or anti-white. … Read the referenced story here: Hate Crimes in 2016: New Numbers Show Little Change

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Hate crimes rose for 2nd year in a row in 2016, FBI reports

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hate crimes rose for the second straight year in 2016, with increases in attacks motivated by bias against blacks, Jews, Muslims and LGBT people, according to FBI statistics released Monday. There were more than 6,100 hate crimes last year, up about 5 percent over the previous year. In 2015 and 2016, that number was driven by crimes against people because of their race or ethnicity. More than half the 4,229 racially motivated crimes were against black people, while 20 percent were against … Read the referenced story here:…

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