US Schools Not Immune From Rise in Hate Crimes (VOA News)


    US Schools Not Immune From Rise in Hate Crimes – By Jeff Seldin (VOA News) / Jan 29, 2024

    WASHINGTON — Schools in the United States are not being spared from a dramatic rise in hate crimes that has swept across the country.

    A new report released Monday from the Federal Bureau of Investigation finds that 10% of all hate crimes in the U.S. in 2022 took place at schools, making them the country’s third most common location for hate crimes.

    Only homes (27%) and highways, roads or alleys (16%) saw more hate crime offenses.

    The report found that the number of reported hate crimes at schools — from preschool through university — has risen steadily since 2020, when officials recorded 500 hate crimes at school. In 2021, the number of school-based offenses rose to 896 before hitting a high of more than 1,300 in 2022.



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