FBI: Anti-gay hate crimes rise

By |2018-01-15T20:05:06-05:00November 6th, 2008|News|

by Rex Wockner

Recorded hate crimes were down in the U.S. by about 1 percent last year, except for anti-gay hate crimes, which increased 6 percent, the FBI said Oct. 27.
More than 7,600 hate-crime incidents were cataloged.
Sexual-orientation-based hate crimes were the third most common, after crimes based on race and religion.
The crimes included vandalism, destruction of property, intimidation and assault.
The report was produced from data provided by more than 13,000 law-enforcement agencies that serve about 85 percent of the U.S. population.

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