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FBI statistics show jump in hate crimes in Maryland in 2013
FBI statistics show jump in hate crimes in Maryland in 2013

The number of hate crimes reported in Maryland shot up by more than 45 percent in 2013 compared to the year prior, with crimes targeting victims' religious beliefs accounting for much of the increase, according to FBI data released this week. The rise comes amid a decrease in the number of hate crimes reported nationally, year over year. In 2012, there were 35 hate crimes reported by 154 agencies throughout the state. In 2013, there were 51 hate crimes reported by the same number of agencies, the data show. Of those, 15 were based on religion, compared to 4 religion-based hate crimes in 2012. Hate crimes based on race went from 23 in 2012 to 26 in 2013, while crimes based on...

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