Hate crimes overall climb 4.6 percent

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There were eight reports of religion motivated hate crimes a year ago but zero reports of gender motivated hate crimes.

Crimes motivated by bias against sexual orientation accounted for 1,076 incidents reported. Some agencies also may not determine an incident is a hate crime until after the FBI's deadline to report.

According to the agency's annual Hate Crime Statistics released Monday, 39 hate crimes were reported in the state in 2016, down five from 2015.

In 2016 Utah saw 47 race-related hate crimes.

Furthermore, there were another 7,321 related offenses stemming from bias against race, religion, sexual orientation, and other traits.




The number of hate crimes reported to US law enforcement in 2016 rose by 4.6 percent over the prior year, driven in part by upticks race-motivated incidents against whites and Hispanics, and religion-motivated incidents targeting Muslims and Jews, according to Federal Bureau of Investigation data released Monday. It marks the second year in a row hate crimes have increased.

In an interview with KTVU on Monday, Anti-Defamation League regional director Seth Brysk said that his organization noticed a "sharp increase" of hate during the presidential debates between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump kicked off a year ago.

Trump repeatedly made comments during last year's campaign seen as disdainful toward blacks, Latinos, women and other groups. There were 307 crimes against Muslims in 2016, up from 257 in 2015, which at the time was the highest number since the aftermath of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

"Anti-Black or African American bias" still make up the overwhelming cases of racial hate crimes in America. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has said it would be a top focus of his Justice Department.

"No person should have to fear being violently attacked because of who they are, what they believe or how they worship", he said.

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