FBI: Hate Crimes Against Minorities Increased in 2015

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FBI: Hate Crimes Against Minorities Increased in 2015

Hate crimes against minorities rose 7 percent in the United States last year, the FBI reported Monday, with incidents targeting Muslims jumping 67 percent.

Hate crimes escalated to 5,850 from 5,479 last year, according to the bureau’s latest data.

By contrast, hate crimes against Muslims jumped to 257 from 154 in 2014. Bias-motivated offenses against Muslims accounted for 4.4 percent of all hate crimes in 2015 and 21 percent of religiously motivated crimes.