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FBI report shows 17 percent spike in hate crimes nationwide in 2017

FBI report shows 17 percent spike in hate crimes nationwide in 2017

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.

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