Arizona saw a 68% increase in hate crimes. Here’s what you need to know (Arizona Republic)

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    Arizona saw a 68% increase in hate crimes. Here’s what you need to know – By Miguel Torres (Arizona Republic) / Oct 28, 2023

    Shortly after a Muslim boy was killed in Illinois on Oct. 14, the FBI said that threats against Jewish, Muslim, and Arab communities and institutions are rising.

    Nationwide, FBI data shows that hate crimes rose more than 47% from 2019 to 2022. Arizona saw a 68% increase between 2018 and 2020, according to FBI data.

    Just over 60% of hate crimes are racially motivated, and about 15% are religious-based, FBI figures show.

    Attorneys who deal with bias crimes said many go unreported. They believe that more city and state investment is needed to prevent or criminalize these crimes

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