Thursday, 23 November, 2017

Federal Bureau of Investigation data shows hate crimes appeared to drop in Wisconsin

Over 6000 hate crimes recorded against Hindus Sikhs in US FBI FBI data shows hate crimes appeared to drop in Wisconsin
Sammy Stanley | 14 November, 2017, 20:43

In a report, they said that the "actual number of hate crimes may be as high as 250,000 - more than 40 times the 6,121 incidents that the Federal Bureau of Investigation reports for 2016".

Eighteen hate crimes were reported in South Dakota a year ago, with the bulk of victims targeted for their race or ethnicity or sexual orientation.

Hate crimes in North Dakota appeared to drop for the second straight year in 2016, but authorities warn against making year-by-year comparisons because the number of participating agencies changes each year.

The yearly report is the most comprehensive accounting of hate crimes in the U.S. But authorities warn it's incomplete, partly because it's based on voluntary reporting by police agencies.

The specific data for both Iowa and Nebraska can be found to the side of this article. Hate crimes against black people declined by 3 offenses from 2015 to 2016. Hate crimes targeting Arabs rose by about 38 percent, while crimes targeting whites and Latinos rose by about 17 percent and 15 percent respectively. Additionally there were 58 multiple-bias hate crime incidents involving 106 victims. Over half of the religion-related offences were anti-Jewish, while a quarter were anti-Muslim, according to the data.

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Of the hate crimes reported in South Dakota, six were based on a victim's race or ethnicity, five were based on sexual orientation and three were based on a victim's disability. Anti-Islamic hate crimes made up 24.8 percent of those crimes in 2016, up from 22.2 percent the year before.

Of the 7,615 overall hate crime victims in 2016, 4,720 of them were against people.

Over the past year, HRC has been calling on the Trump administration to do more to respond to hate crimes.

One such murder victim was transgender 16-year-old Kedarie Johnson, who was shot and killed in March of 2016 in what prosecutors have labeled a hate crime.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who drew questions during his confirmation hearings about his opposition to a 2009 federal hate crimes law as a senator from Alabama, said Monday that the government should continue to "aggressively prosecute" anyone who violates a person's civil rights.

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