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November 30, 2016

6 major US cities are ramping up police efforts to fight a surge of hate crimes following Trump's win
By Leanna Garfield

Hate crimes have become more common in the past year, especially in public spaces, according to an SPLC report. In 2015, reported hate crimes rose 6.8% nationwide year-over-year. (There were 5,850 incidents last year compared to 5,479 in 2014, according to the FBI.) The largest portion of reported hate crimes since 2014 have targeted Muslim-Americans. It's important to note, however, that two in three hate crimes are never reported, so the actual numbers are likely higher. And as Mother Jones' Brandon Patterson points out, most reported hate crimes are never heard by a jury. In a 2013 study, the Bureau of Justice Statistics found that just 4% of hate crimes end in arrest. Between January 2010 and August 2015, federal prosecutors brought only 13% of hate crime cases to trial, according to an analysis of DOJ data by Syracuse University's Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse.

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