Hate crimes in US surged 11.6% in 2021, fueled by race, ethnic bias

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By Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON (Reuters) -Hate crimes in the United States surged 11.6% in 2021 from 2020, with the most frequent ones fueled by racial, ethnic and ancestral bias, the FBI said on Monday. The FBI in a new report said reported hate crime incidents rose to 9,065 in 2021 from 8,120 in 2020. The bureau said 64.5% of victims in 2021 were targeted because of their race, ethnicity or ancestry bias while 15.9% were targeted because of sexual-orientation bias and 14.1% were targeted because of religious bias. Attorney General Merrick Garland has made enforcement against hate crimes a top …

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