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FBI Releases Report on Hate Crime Statistics; Federal Agency Recommends Anti–Hate Crime Strategies : November 12 and 13, 2019

FBI Releases Report on Hate Crime Statistics; Federal Agency Recommends Anti–Hate Crime Strategies
Heather Kerrigan

In its annual report on hate crime statistics, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) announced an increase in the number of bias-motivated attacks against individuals, but a decrease in property crimes. The data corresponded with other reports from advocacy groups, specifically showing an increase in physical and verbal assaults against Latinos, Jews, the disabled, and transgender individuals. Following the report’s release, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights submitted a report calling on Congress and other federal agencies to undertake measures to address the rise in hate crimes.

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