Hate Crimes in the US Increased in 2021, FBI Says

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Published on March 14, 2023 - Duration: 01:31s

Hate Crimes in the US Increased in 2021, FBI Says

Hate Crimes in the US , Increased in 2021, FBI Says.

CNN reports that according to new FBI data, documented hate crimes in America rose 11.6% to 9,065 in 2021.

64.5% of hate crime victims that year were targeted over their race or ethnicity.

15.9% were targeted due to their sexual orientation.

14.1% were victimized because of their religion.

However, according to the FBI, many law enforcement agencies don't accurately submit hate crime reports, so the number of cases could be much higher.

We will not stop here: We are continuing to work with state and local law enforcement agencies across the country to increase the reporting of hate crime statistics to the FBI, Vanita Gupta, Associate Attorney General, via statement.

Hate crimes and the devastation they cause communities have no place in this country.

, Vanita Gupta, Associate Attorney General, via statement.

The Justice Department is committed to every tool and resource at our disposal to combat bias-motivated violence in all its forms, Vanita Gupta, Associate Attorney General, via statement.

The Department of Justice (DOJ) says it has prosecuted over 70 people in more than 60 hate crime cases since January 2021.

The DOJ has also created grant opportunities for individual states to create hate crime reporting hotlines


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