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Hate Crimes Rose for 2nd Year in a Row in 2016, FBI Reports

posted on November 14, 2017

The Associated Press’s Sadie Gurman reports, “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.” Gurman notes that the presidential campaign and Donald Trump’s pointed rhetoric likely contributed to the rise. She adds, “There were 307 crimes against Muslims in 2016, up from 257 in 2015, which at the time was the highest number since the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.”

Read at The Associated Press