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.
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.
Jelani Maraj Latest News, Photos, and Videos Ray III briefly represented the mother and testified that he did demand $25 million from Maraj after he was arrested. Maraj , 38, was on trial for raping an 11-year-old girl on multiple occasions at his Long Island home.
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.
But while most Republicans stressed that the allegations needed to be proven before Moore should step down, Sen. Marion County GOP Chair David Hall also didn't seem to think the allegations against Moore were relevant.
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Gian Piero Ventura will surely need to make some modifications to his lineup after such a poor performance in Stockholm. Neither team was particularly impressive in the first leg of this matchup but Italy had a very disappointing display.
The FAA confirmed to NBC Charlotte that Dandan's access to the airport was terminated following his arrest Friday afternoon. Officers with the CMPD's bomb squad later confirmed that the explosive device in question was a homemade pipe bomb.
USDA surprised many with the crop production forecast out this month estimating a two percent increase from last month for corn . But an estimated 2.14 million acres will be run through the combines in 2017-breaking the previous record set a year ago .
Both of the rear wings are attached to the car's chassis - something Chevrolet claims will increase strength and stability. Powered by an LT5 supercharged V8, the ZR1 will produce a staggering 755 horsepower and 715 lb. -ft. of torque.
Via Facebook, Ellen DeGeneres's wife shared a unusual and disturbing encounter she had with the martial artist. The then ran from the office and called her agent, who apparently seemed aware of what might happen.
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JC Penney Lowered Its Goals, Then Beat Them
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Republicans must turn their backs on Roy Moore
Harris' congressional office referred questions to his campaign, which did not respond to multiple requests for comment. Reynolds supports Moore and says if the candidate steps down now, that would mean surrendering to Democrat Doug Jones .