A victim does not have to be a member of the group at which the hostility is targeted.
Former white supremacist on political climate The statistics, which were released in the bureau's annual " Hate Crime Statistics " report, are a compilation of bias-motivated incidents submitted to the FBI by 16, law enforcement agencies.
The report found that 7, hate crimes were reported by law enforcement agencies inup from 6, reported incidents in While the number has increased, the number of agencies reporting also increased by about 1, Why prosecuting hate crimes can be difficult Of the 7, single-bias hate crimes reported, Sixty-nine multiple bias hate crime incidents were also reported.
Notably, of the 1, religious bias crimes reported in Read More In a statement released Tuesday, acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker said the report "is a call to action -- and we will heed that call. The American people can be assured that this Department has already taken significant and aggressive actions against these crimes and that we will vigorously and effectively defend their rights," the statement read.
CNN's Devan Cole contributed to this report.Nov 13, · Hate crime reports increased 17 percent last year from , the F.B.I.
said on Tuesday, rising for the third consecutive year as heated racial rhetoric . Hate Crimes HOTLINE D e f i n i n g H a t e C r i m e s.
The Human Rights Campaign describes a Hate Crime as a crime which occurs when the perpetrator of a crime intentionally selects a victim because of who the victim is. 13 days ago · Hate crimes rose in the U.S.
by more than 17 percent in , the third straight year that such prejudice-motivated attacks have risen, according to a report the FBI released this week. Spike in hate crimes.
The institute said the FBI continues to undercount the number of bias incidents targeting Arab Americans despite restoring an anti-Arab category to its closely watched hate crime statistics three years ago.
The FBI's annual hate crimes report defines hate crimes as those motivated by bias based on a person's race, religion or sexual orientation, among other categories. Related articles.
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