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

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By Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON (Reuters) -Hate crimes in the United States surged 11.6% in 2021, with the largest number motivated by bias against Black people, followed by crimes targeting victims for ethnicity, sexuality and religion, the FBI said in a report released on Monday. The FBI said reported hate crime incidents rose to 9,065 in 2021 from 8,120 in 2020. The bureau said 64.5% of hate crime victims in 2021 were targeted because of their race, ethnicity or ancestry bias, while 15.9% were targeted because of sexual-orientation and 14.1% due to religion. The largest number, some 2,233 inci…

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