Hate crimes on the rise in US

Hate crimes on the rise in US

Hate crimes on the rise in US

White nationalists, neo-Nazis and members of the "alt-right" clash with counter-protesters as they enter Emancipation Park during the "Unite the Right" rally August 12, 2017 in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Hate crimes rose for the second straight year in 2016, with increases in attacks motivated by bias against blacks, Jews, Muslims and LGBT people, according to Federal Bureau of Investigation statistics released Monday.

These surges are on top of the historic spike in hate crimes reported in the FBI's 2015 data, now marking the highest levels of violence aimed at our communities since the year after 9/11. There were 307 crimes against Muslims in 2016, up from 257 in 2015, which at the time was the highest number since the aftermath of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. There were 104 reported hate crimes in Colorado in 2016 compared to 107 in 2015.

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.

Aurora's numbers were driven by crimes against people due to their race or ethnicity. According to FBI's own estimates, for every one hate crime reported, five hate crimes go unreported. Muslims were the next most targeted group, and were subject to 24 percent of religiously-motivated hate crimes. Of those 1,200 reported hate crimes, 63 percent were classified as anti-gay male, and 21 were prompted by anti-LGBT bias.

In June, Attorney General Jeff Sessions vowed new aggressive enforcement against hate crimes.

"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", Sessions said in a statement.

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