Hate Crimes Rose to 11-Year High in 2019, FBI Reports

Headline Roundup November 17th, 2020

The total number of reported hate crimes rose from 7,120 in 2018 to 7,314 in 2019, according to new FBI data. The 2019 figure was the highest since 2008, when there were 7,783 reported incidents; reported hate crimes rose from 6,121 in 2016 to 7,175 in 2017. 2019 also set a new record for hate crime murders with 51, almost half of which happened in the racially-motivated El Paso Walmart shooting. The FBI report is based on voluntary reporting by law enforcement agencies; the 2019 numbers come from 2,172 of 15,588 participating agencies.

Coverage came mostly from center- and left-rated outlets, some of which tied the increase to President Donald Trump and focused on increased hate crimes against Hispanic people. Some coverage in right-rated outlets focused on the increase in hate crimes against Jews.

Hate Crimes Rose to 11-Year High in 2019, FBI Reports

From the Center
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Hate crimes have surged nearly 20 percent during the administration of President Donald Trump, according to a new FBI report on hate crime statistics. The report also shows that hate-motivated murders, largely committed by white supremacists, spiked to their highest number in 28 years.

The FBI's annual reports on hate crime statistics show that hate crimes have increased from 6,121 incidents in 2016 to 7,314 in 2019, a 19.49 percent increase.

Hate-motivated murders spiked to a total of 51 in 2019, the highest number in nearly 3 decades, according to...

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From the Center
2043

U.S. hate crime incidents increased 2.7% last year, rising to their highest level in more than a decade, the FBI says in a new report.

There were 7,314 hate crime incidents last year, up from 7,120 in 2018 — the highest number since 2008, according to the report released on Monday.

Despite a slight decline in 2018, hate crimes surged nearly 21% during the first three years of President Donald Trump’s administration, a period marked by the rise of an increasingly violent far-right movement.

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From the Right
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American Jews were the religious group most targeted by hate crimes in 2019, the FBI reported Monday, facing more than 60 percent of anti-religious bias incidents.

The number of anti-Semitic hate-crime incidents rose 14 percent in 2019, data from the bureau's annual hate-crime statistical report show, with police departments reporting 953 events and 1,032 victims. That is 82 more incidents than in 2018, continuing a rising trend over the past half decade.

Jews were in fact a leading target of hate crimes overall, regardless of motivation. In absolute terms, only...

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