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hate crimes in vermont increased in 2016


colchester, vt. (ap) — according to the fbi, the number of reported hate crimes in vermont rose last year. the fbi report released monday shows hate crimes increased from eight in 2015 to 25 in 2016. it is the highest number of reported hate crimes in the last seven years. hate crimes are defined by […]






hate crimes in los angeles rose in 2016, many against lgbtq people, study finds


reported hate crimes in los angeles increased 15% in 2016, with a marked rise in violence against lgbtq individuals, according to a new analysis. los angeles police data show the number of reported hate crimes rose from 200 in 2015 to 230 in 2016, the highest number of such crimes seen in the city...






in hate-crime prosecutions, thoughts shouldn't matter


according to the most recent public reports, hate crimes increased in california in 2015 by more than 10%, faster than the national average. hate crimes involving religious bias increased by almost 50%. as america’s racial, religious and other fault lines deepen, we should remain vigilant about...






fbi data shows 18 hate crimes logged in south dakota in 2016


sioux falls, s.d. (ap) — eighteen hate crimes were reported in south dakota last year, with the bulk of victims targeted for their race or ethnicity or sexual orientation. the fbi released its 2016 hate crime statistics report monday. nationally, there were more than 6,100 hate crimes in 2016, up about 5 percent over the […]






hate crimes rose for 2nd year in a row in 2016, fbi reports


washington (ap) — 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. a report released monday says there were more than 6,100 hate crimes last year. that’s up about 5 percent from the year before. in 2015 […]






hate crimes in chicago rose 20 percent in 2016, marking 5-year high, police data


hate crimes in chicago hit a five-year high in 2016, and this year are out pacing last year's reports of bias incidents, according to chicago police department data. the 72 crimes that cpd categorized as hate crimes in 2016 — because they were believed to have been motivated by bias of some kind...






cops: hate crimes down on li


the number of hate crimes reported on long island is declining, according to nassau and suffolk police statistics -- dropping even as hate crimes in new york city and across the country are on the rise.






california hate crimes up; blacks, jews, gay men targets


sacramento, calif. (ap) — the number of hate crimes in california increased about 11 percent last year, the second consecutive double-digit increase, but the overall number still was a third lower total than a decade ago, the state's attorney general reported monday.






hate crimes in the united states increased last year, the fbi says


more hate crimes were carried out in the united states last year, with an uptick in incidents motivated by bias against jews, muslims and lgbt people, among others, according to new fbi data released monday.






hate crimes rose for 2nd year in a row in 2016, fbi reports


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.






california hate crimes up; blacks, jews, gay men targets


the number of hate crimes in california increased about 11 percent last year, the second consecutive double-digit increase, but the overall number still was a third lower total than a decade ago, the state's attorney general reported monday. blacks, jews and gay men were among the most frequent targets.






hate crimes rose for 2nd year in a row in minnesota and nation


hate crimes rose for the second straight year in 2016, with increases in attacks motivated by bias against blacks, jews, muslims and lgbt people, according to fbi statistics released monday.






rise in hate crimes alarms native american communities


the recent anti-muslim attack in portland, oregon, has highlighted an alarming rise in hate crimes across the u.s. targeting muslims, african-americans and other groups. but hate crimes against native americans often don’t often make headlines, which they say is part of a pattern of discrimina...






pro-publica’s effort to document hate crimes in trump era (2 letters)


so, the denver post is going to join forces with propublica to amass hate data that has allegedly increased since donald trump was elected president? no hidden agenda to see here.






hate crimes rose by nearly 5 percent in 2016: fbi


hate crime incidents go up to 6,121 during 2016 compared to 5,850 incidents reported the previous year, fbi says.






uk promises to prosecute online hate crimes vigorously


london (ap) — british authorities are promising to prosecute hate crimes committed online as vigorously as those that take place face-to-face, recognizing the growth of hate speech on social media and the potential for such crimes to affect large numbers of people. new guidelines issued monday outline a tough stance on cyber hate attacks on […]






report: more than half of hate crimes in us go unreported


washington (ap) — the majority of hate crimes experienced by u.s. residents over a 12-year period were not reported to police, according to a new federal report released thursday that stoked advocates’ concerns about ongoing tensions between law enforcement and black and latino communities. more than half of the 250,000 hate crimes that took place […]






al franken paralyzes doj lawyer by asking if bannon inspires hate crimes: ‘that’


a justice department attorney was at a loss for words on tuesday after sen. al franken (d-mn) asked him how president donald trump’s choice of steve bannon as chief strategist impacted hate crimes in the united states. at a senate hearing on religious hate crimes, special counsel for religious...






germany sees new rise in far-right offenses, hate crimes


violent crimes in germany with far-right motives rose 14.3 percent last year after a bigger increase in 2015, and the country also saw another increase in hate crimes, authorities said monday.






is president trump to blame for a rise in hate crimes?


the southern poverty law center says there has been a spike in hate crimes in the us since last year's election.






hate crimes rise in major us cities in 2017


hate crimes have jumped by nearly 20 percent in major u.s. cities through much of this year, after increasing nationally by 5 percent last year, according to police data compiled by the center for the study of hate and extremism at california state university at san bernardino. the number of hate cr...






l.a. sees surge in hate crimes during first half of 2017, data show


the number of hate crimes in los angeles and other major cities rose in the first half of 2017 amid more polarized politics and protests, according to new data. the los angeles police department documented a 12.6% increase in hate crimes in the first half of 2017, 161 compared to 143 in the same...






with hate crimes on the rise, i’m teaching my kids to be kind, not scared


with the increasing number of hate crimes committed against jewish schools, synagogues and cemeteries over recent months, a mother realizes she cannot shield her daughter from the truth.






l.a. county hate crimes linked to white supremacists jumped 67% in 2016, study f


los angeles county saw a surge in reported hate crimes last year linked to white supremacists, with a wave of incidents targeting jews, muslims and african americans, according to a study released thursday. immigrants have also been targeted, prompting officials to call in sheriff’s deputies to...






lgbt group takes up arms to fight hate crimes


the orlando pulse nightclub massacre and other hate crimes are spurring some within the lgbt community to arm themselves.






the latest: sessions pledges more work against hate crimes


the latest on a mississippi man convicted of federal hate crimes charges in killing a transgender person (all times local):






most hate crimes not being reported to police, gov’t report shows


reasons include assumption authorities wouldn’t help, and fear of deportation; activists say report highlights lack of solid hate crimes data






over half of hate crimes in u.s. go unreported, report says


most victims of hate crimes don't report them to police, according to a new study that advocates say reinforces their fears that the trump administration's tough rhetoric and policies will make more people afraid to come forward.






uk promises to prosecute online hate crimes vigorously


london (ap) — british prosecutors have promised to vigorously prosecute hate crimes committed on social media. the new guidelines issued monday outline a tough stance on cyber hate attacks on the basis of race, religion, disability, sexual orientation or transgender identity. alison saunders, the director of public prosecutions, says hate crime “has a corrosive effect […]






report: more than half of hate crimes in us go unreported


the majority of hate crimes experienced by u.s. residents over a 12-year period were not reported to police, according to a new federal report released thursday that stoked advocates' concerns about ongoing tensions between law enforcement and black and latino communities.






over half of hate crimes in us go unreported, report says


the majority of hate crimes experienced by u.s. residents over a 12-year period were not reported to police, according to a new federal report released thursday that stoked advocates' concerns about ongoing tensions between law enforcement and black and latino communities.






uk promises to prosecute online hate crimes vigorously


british prosecutors have promised to vigorously prosecute hate crimes committed on social media.






official says justice will aggressively pursue hate crimes


attorney general jeff sessions is committed to prosecuting those who commit religious hate crimes, a justice department official said tuesday as democratic senators questioned whether the trump administration's rhetoric and policies have contributed to a spike in such offenses.






kansas unlikely to pass hate crimes bill after bar shooting


kansas lawmakers are unlikely to advance a bill to toughen the punishment for hate crimes two weeks after a gunman killed a man and wounded two more in an olathe shooting that may have been racially-motivated.






mississippian to be sentenced in anti-transgender hate crime


jackson, miss. (ap) — for the first time in the u.s., a person will be sentenced on federal hate crimes charges for killing a transgender person. joshua vallum is scheduled to appear before a federal judge monday in gulfport, mississippi, after pleading guilty in december to hate crimes charges in the 2015 death of 17-year-old […]