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November 26, 2007

Hate Crimes Rose by about 8% in 2006

"A total of 7,722 incidents and 9,080 [hate crime] offenses were reported by participating agencies in 2006[,]" the FBI reports in its most recent compilation of hate crime statistics. 

These statistics are very powerful tools of persuasion in light of the Hate Crimes Act, which is currently pending in the US Senate (passed by the US House in May, 2007).

As law officers and officials shed more light on the frequency of hate crimes in the United States, perhaps the pending Act will gain more support in the Senate.

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