Federal Bureau of Investigation data show hate crimes increased across the country from 5,850 in 2015 to 6,121 crimes in 2016.
The number of hate crimes in 2016 was 6,121 - about a 5% jump from 2015.
Minnesota reported 119 hate crimes previous year, up from 109 in 2015. Most of the hate crimes were based on race and religion. The majority of victims were targeted due to their race or ethnicity, the report says, with crimes against African-Americans by far the largest share in that category.
Religious bias motivated 1,538 hate crimes past year - over half against Jews, and about one-quarter against Muslims.
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In a statement addressing the report Monday, the Anti-Defamation League focused on the overall increase in reported hate crimes.
Some civil rights groups caution that the FBI's annual figures are artificially low because they rely on voluntary reporting.
These numbers correlate with the NCAVP's recent report. But the number of anti-black crimes remained about even with the number reported in 2015.
There were seven anti-Sikh incidents, up from six; 10 anti-Hindu hate crimes, up from five, and 105 anti-transgender hate crimes, up from 73.
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At the time, Cobb police said the higher number could be attributed to a computer system that lets officers designate an incident as a hate crime.
On Monday, Sessions said the Justice Department is awaiting a full report from a task force on steps it can take to improve training for prosecutors and investigators, boost data collection on hate crimes and partner with local officials and communities.
"No person should have to fear being violently attacked because of who they are, what they believe, of how they worship", said Attorney General Jeff Sessions in a statement after the report was published on November 13, The Washington Post reports.
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Earlier this month, the ADL said the first nine months of 2017 saw a 67 percent increase in anti-Semitic incidents compared to the same period of 2016. Incidents targeting Muslims rose 19 percent from 257 to 307 incidents.
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