Hate crimes overall climb 4.6 percent

Council on American Islamic Relations
There was nearly a 20 percent increase in anti Muslim incidents in 2016 according to the FBI

Council on American Islamic Relations There was nearly a 20 percent increase in anti Muslim incidents in 2016 according to the FBI

About 57 percent of the 6,121 incidents reported to law enforcement were motivated by race or ethnicity, with the half of race-related crimes motivated by anti-black bias.

According to The Huffington Post, the Federal Bureau of Investigation report is the most complete information on hate crimes in the divisive election year 2016, and supports data from the Southern Poverty Law Center, which documented a wave of such events in months after elections.

Crimes were also committed against victims due to their religion or sexual orientation. In 2015 and 2016, that number was driven by crimes against people due to their race or ethnicity.

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Hate crimes in the United States increased by nearly five percent in 2016, when the country registered 6,121 acts of this type, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) announced today.

The latest statistics are based on voluntary reporting from almost 16,000 United States law enforcement agencies. Crimes motivated by anti-Asian bias remained even.

An unrelated report released in February found the number of hate groups in the U.S.

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions said the task force he appointed on crime reduction is exploring ways to revise training for police and prosecutors, and to improve data collection on hate crimes. Some agencies also may not determine an incident is a hate crime until after the FBI's deadline to report.

"No person should have to fear being violently attacked because of who they are, what they believe or how they worship", he said. Anti-Jewish hate crimes, anti-Islamic hate crimes, and anti-Catholic hate crimes all saw various increases in 2016. And Jews were targeted in more than half the 1,538 religion-motivated crimes. Incidents targeting Muslims rose 19 percent from 257 to 307 incidents.

Another 21.0 percent were for religion, and 17.7 percent sexual orientation.

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