Hate crimes surged in Trump’s first year

Hate crimes surged in Trump’s first year

Total reported hate crimes rose by 15 percent from 2016 to 2017, which is a considerable jump from the increases between years past, dating back to at least 2014.

Almost 20 percent of the reported hate crimes were attributed to religious-based motivation slightly over 15 percent were reported as motivated by the victim's sexual orientation.

Overall, hate crimes increased by 17 percent in 2017, the data showed. with 7,175 hate crimes reported, up from 6,121 in 2016.

There were 1,130 reported incidents targeting people due to their sexual orientation, including 679 anti-gay hate crimes, a small increase compared to 2016. Maybe the government just did a better job of counting them.

The total number of hate crimes reported in 2017 was 8,437, with 8,126 of those reported as single-bias incidents, meaning the motivation could be pinpointed to being aggressive against one particular class of people. That's a difference of about 1,000.

The number of hate crime incidents reported in the United States jumped by 17 percent previous year to more than 7,000 - the largest increase since 2001 when the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, led to a surge in bias-motivated crimes.

Critics say Trump's rhetoric has fomented a surge in right-wing extremism and may have even helped provoke the bloodshed at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh's Squirrel Hill neighborhood, which was the worst attack on America's Jewish community.

The majority (59.6 percent) of crimes in the "single-bias incident" category were motivated by a person's race, ethnicity, or ancestry.

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The state ranked 13th-highest nationwide for hate crimes past year.

The largest number of hate crimes reported by Seattle to the Federal Bureau of Investigation involved crimes directed at someone's race and/or ethnicity, which comprised 120 of the total cases. However, the number of agencies reporting data in Kentucky only changed slightly from 405 in 2016 and to 409 in 2017. About 5,000 of the incidents were listed as crimes against persons such as assault and intimidation.

"I am particularly troubled by the increase in anti-Semitic hate crimes - which were already the most common religious hate crimes in the United States - that is well documented in this report".

"The Department of Justice's top priority is to reduce violent crime in America, and hate crimes are violent crimes".

Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker called the report a "call to action" and condemned the offences as "despicable violations of our core values as Americans".

"Two weeks ago, we witnessed the most deadly anti-Semitic hate crime in American history". The 1,564 crimes reported in 2017 was the second highest number of religion-based crimes ever, surpassed only in 2001 in the aftermath of the September 11 terrorist attacks. Anti-Arab hate crimes, though accounting for a fraction of all race-based hate crimes, doubled to 102 incidents.

The FBI has urged local police departments to provide more complete information about hate crimes in their jurisdictions. The FBI was tasked with developing procedures for implementing, collecting, and managing hate-crime data.

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