Hate crimes rose in 2016, declined in Missouri

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ME had a higher per capita rate of reported hate crimes than other states, according to recently released data from the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Additionally, there were 105 incidents against transgender people last year, a rise of 44 percent from the year before.

At the University of New Hampshire in Durham, the school held several forums after tensions grew high at the end of a year ago.

The FBI defines a hate crime as quote "a traditional offense like murder, arson or vandalism with an added element of bias".

Of the 124 incidents based on gender identity, 19 targeted gender non-conforming people, a decrease of 54 percent from 2015.

Almost 59 percent of the victims were targeted due to their race.

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"If law enforcement agencies fail to document the true extent of hate crimes against our communities, our nation will have a hard time mobilizing the political will and resources necessary to prevent and combat the problem", said Singh.

The FBI's data meshes with what Floridians told New Times most of past year: Scores of residents reported getting screamed at, harassed, and otherwise treated in a hostile manner across the state in 2016.

"It's deeply disturbing to see hate crimes increase for the second year in a row", Anti-Defamation League CEO Jonathan Greenblatt said in a statement. Within the past decade, hate crimes hit an apex in 2012, and more than 50 percent (77 of 144 reported crimes) of those hate incidents were listed as race-based attacks or harassment incidents.

"We must work with law enforcement, including reporting hate crimes when they occur". One hate crime offense was recorded against the Buddhist community.

"The Department of Justice should increase its coordination with the states in public education and community relations, as well as in prosecutions and reporting of hate crimes", said Co-Chair Farooq Kathwari. "Hate crimes demand priority attention due to their special impact". The Muslim Jewish Advisory Council (MJAC), a joint project of the American Jewish Committee and the Islamic Society of North America, applauded H.R. 1730 in its response to the new hate crime numbers. And of these reported offenders, 46.3 percent were white. Until then, Sessions said, the department can continue to aggressively prosecute people who violate the civil rights of others.