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Federal Bureau of Investigation statistics show hate crimes rise in Minnesota in 2016

Federal Bureau of Investigation statistics show hate crimes rise in Minnesota in 2016

The FBI has reported an increase in hate crimes in the USA for a second consecutive year, with Hindus and Sikhs among those targeted in the more than 6,000 incidents of crimes motivated by biases towards religions, race, ethnicity and sexual orientation.

New 2016 statistics released by the Federal Bureau of Investigation on November 13 show increases in hate-crimes against persons on the basis of gender identity and sexual orientation bias.

The hate crimes recorded past year included nine murders and 24 rapes, the report said.

Almost 18 percent of the hate crime incidents in 2016 were a result of sexual-orientation bias. Additionally there were 58 multiple-bias hate crime incidents involving 106 victims.

Of the 124 incidents based on gender identity, 19 targeted gender non-conforming people, a decrease of 54 percent from 2015. In March, HRC joined 155 other civil and human rights organizations [ www.hrc.org/blog/156-civil-and-human-rights-groups-call-for-stronger-response-to-hate-incide ] in urging the Trump administration to more strongly respond to bias-motivated acts of violence and intimidation.

Possible serial killer may have struck again, police say
Police said they believe October's shootings are linked by proximity and time frame, but they don't have a motive or a suspect. Police are asking residents nearby to stay indoors as there is still a massive police presence on the scene.

Hate crimes in Wisconsin are dropping.

A bill that would've introduced a hate crime law in IN died in the legislature on the same day that the Indianapolis Jewish Community Center received a bomb threat.

North Dakota reported eight hate crimes a year ago. But authorities have long warned it is incomplete, in part because it is based on voluntary reporting by police agencies across the country. Half of those incidents were targeted at African Americans, while a further 20.5 percent were attributable to anti-white bias. There were 131 incidents of bias against transgender or gender non-conforming people, making up 1.7 percent of all incidents.

On Monday, Sessions said the Justice Department is awaiting a full report from a task force on steps it can take to improve training for prosecutors and investigators, boost data collection on hate crimes and partner with local officials and communities.

"No person should have to fear being violently attacked because of who they are, what they believe, or how they worship", U. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in a statement after the data was released.


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