The FBI says hate crimes reports were up about 17 percent in 2017, marking a rise for the third year in a row.
An annual report shows there were more than 7,100 reported hate crimes last year. There were increases in attacks motivated by racial bias, religious bias and because of a victim's sexual orientation.
The report, released Tuesday, shows there was a nearly 23 percent increase in religion-based hate crimes. There was a 37 percent spike in anti-Jewish hate crimes.
A previous Baltimore Sun investigation found that Maryland law...