United States hate crimes rise for second straight year

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

In a statement addressing the report Monday, the Anti-Defamation League focused on the overall increase in reported hate crimes.

More than half the 4,229 racially motivated crimes were against black people, while 20 percent were against whites, the report shows.

The FBI's report was consistent with a report released earlier this year by a civil rights group that found an apparent increase in the number of anti-Muslim hate groups this past year.

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

Meanwhile, 21% of crimes were motivated by religion and almost 18% by a victim's sexual orientation.

Hate crimes in Minnesota rose for the second straight year in 2016, with the bulk of crimes motivated by the victim's race or ethnicity.

The law center and other watchdog groups have blamed the spike in extremist groups and hate speech to the divisive presidential election a year ago.

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There were also 105 incidents against transgender people, a 44 percent increase compared to 2015.

The 2016 tallies mark an uptick from 2015, when 15 hate crimes were reported statewide.

At the time, Cobb police said the higher number could be attributed to a computer system that lets officers designate an incident as a hate crime.

Crimes motivated by bias against sexual orientation accounted for 1,076 incidents reported. "I think you seen a rise in Neo-Nazism and fascism grow in the country and when the president says they are good people on both sides, that creates an environment where if you are a person of Jewish descent, then you may be increasingly targeted", Michele Jawando, vice president of legal progress at CAP, tells Bustle.

They also rose steadily quarter by the quarter previous year to hit 1,747 in the final three months of 2016.

"The Department of Justice is committed to ensuring that individuals can live without fear of being a victim of violent crime based on who they are, what they believe, or how they worship", Mr. Sessions said.

The yearly report is the most comprehensive accounting of hate crimes in the U.S. But authorities have long warned it is incomplete, in part because it is based on voluntary reporting by police agencies across the country.

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