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Editor: Kevin Cole
Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

"FBI report reveals an approximate 5% increase in hate crimes in 2016"

From Jurist:

The FBI [official website] released [press release] the 2016 Hate Crime Statistics [materials] on Monday revealing 7,321 recorded criminal offenses motivated by bias toward race, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, sexual orientation, disability, gender and gender identity in comparison to 6,885 [press release] of such bias-motivated offenses in the previous year.

According to the report, there were 6,063 single-bias incidents involving 7,509 victims of which approximately 59 percent were targeted because on racial, ethnic and/or ancestral bias; 21 percent because of religious bias, 17 percent on sexual orientation bias, 2 percent on gender identity bias, 1 percent on disability bias, and 0.5 percent on gender bias. Additionally there were 58 multiple-bias hate crime incidents involving 106 victims.

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