Majority of Utah's hate crime is race-related, Federal Bureau of Investigation says

In 2016 members of the Ku Klux Klan burn a cross and swastika after a

The FBI says hate crimes rose for the second straight year in 2016, with increases in attacks motivated by bias against blacks, Jews, Muslims and LGBT people.

Of the 7,615 overall victims, 4,720 were victims of crimes against persons (both adults and juveniles), 2,813 were victims of crimes against property, and 82 were victims of hate crimes categorized as crimes against society (e.g., weapons violations, drug offenses, gambling).

There were 40 hate crimes reported in the state previous year, the highest number of bias-related incidents since 2010. The majority of racial hate crimes, about 50 percent, were "anti-Black or African American", while about one-in-five were "anti-White", and one-tenth were "anti-Hispanic or Latino".

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In short, hate crimes can and do happen just about anywhere.

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

Attorney General Jeff Sessions said the Justice Department is now engaging with state and local leaders and to find ways to better prevent and prosecute hate crimes. "Police departments that do not report credible data to the Federal Bureau of Investigation risk sending the message that this is not a priority issue for them, which may threaten community trust in their ability and readiness to address hate violence".

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Minnesota reported 119 hate crimes past year, up from 109 in 2015.

At the time, Cobb police said the higher number could be attributed to a computer system that lets officers designate an incident as a hate crime.

About half the 1,273 incidents involving religion were against Jews while Muslims were targeted in 307 religion-based crimes. In Maryland, such crimes declined from 43 in 2015 to 37 in 2016.

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions also doubled down on the importance of addressing hate crimes. No reported crimes were motivated by a disability, gender or gender identity.

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