Author: Jim Dudley and Doug Wyllie
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According to FBI data released in 2018, hate crimes rose by 17 percent in 2017 compared with the previous year. It was the third straight year showing an increase in hate crimes. The offenses were most commonly motivated by hatred over race, ethnicity or ancestry. Nearly a fifth of the offenses were motivated by hatred over religion. Sexual orientation and gender identity hatred were also listed as biases motivating criminal acts. In this week’s podcast segment, Jim and Doug discuss the FBI’s findings, and explore reasons why the reporting of hate crimes is seemingly on the rise.
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