Hate crime incidences in the United States are increasing: FBI

US FBI Hate Crime
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According to the FBI‘s revised data, 10,840 hate crime events and 12,411 related offences were reported in the United States in 2021, an increase of 11.6 percent.

According to the data, over two-thirds of the victims were targeted because of the offenders’ race, ethnicity, or ancestry bias.

Although 15.9% were targeted due to the offenders’ sexual orientation bias, 14.1% were targeted due to the offenders’ religious bias.

According to the data, there were 310 multiple-bias hate crime events involving 411 victims.

In the updated 2021 dataset, 43.2 percent of the 8,327 hate crime offences classified as crimes against persons were intimidation, 35.5 percent were simple assault, and 20.1% were aggravated assault.