The number of hate crimes rose 17 percent across the country in 2017, according to new data released by the FBI on Tuesday. It marks the third year in a row hate crimes have increased.
Federal data show there were 7,175 reported hate crimes last year, up from 6,121 reported in 2016. Anti-Arab crimes doubled from last year, to 102. Anti-Jewish hate crimes surged 37 percent to 938. Anti-African American crimes, which represented the top bias, rose 16 percent, to 2,013.