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Hate Crimes Rose 5 Percent in 2016, FBI Says

Hate Crimes Rose 5 Percent in 2016, FBI Says

That's up about 5 percent from the year before.

As part of the 2016 report, participants in UCR's Hate Crime Statistics Program included 15,254 law enforcement agencies.

Of the hate crimes reported in South Dakota, six were based on a victim's race or ethnicity, five were based on sexual orientation and three were based on a victim's disability.

While the data provides a way to compare annual hate crime statistics, the number of actual hate crime incidents is believed to drastically under reported, according to advocacy groups.

Hate crimes in Wisconsin appeared to decrease for the second straight year in 2016. There is more of a focused effort on reporting these crimes in today's political climate.

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In releasing the figures, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said hate crimes remain the "number one investigative priority" of its civil rights unit and pledged to continue collecting data on the problem. The remaining incidents were perpetrated at a variety of other locations, including schools and houses of worship, commercial and government buildings, restaurants and nightclubs, parking lots and garages, playgrounds and parks, and even medical facilities.

The FBI began recording hate crime data in 1990. Crimes motivated by bias against Protestants and Eastern Orthodox Christians both declined. In 2015, this number was 734, indicating a 19.34 percent increase.

Since Donald Trump's election win, many mainstream media reports have centered on hate crimes being supposedly inspired by Donald Trump and his supporters. But incidents motivated by anti-Muslim bias saw the greatest increase out of religion-motivated crimes. There were two crimes motivated by a victim's religion and two by a victim's gender identity.

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


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