Hate Crimes Reach 12-Year High in United States in 2020, FBI Says

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(Worthy News) – The number of hate crimes in the rose last year to the highest level in more than a decade, driven by a rise in assaults targeting Black victims and victims of Asian descent, the reported on Monday.

The 2020 data, submitted to the FBI by more than 15,000 law enforcement agencies across the country, identified 7,759 hate-crimes in 2020, a 6% increase from 2019 and the highest tally since 2008.

The FBI data showed the number of offenses targeting Blacks rose to 2,755 from 1,930 and incidents against Asians jumped to 274 from 158. [ Source: VOA (Read More…) ]

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