The US Hate Crime Increase - FBI Data Watch

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According to the recently released FBI hate crime data for 2016, the number of agency-reported hate crime incidents in the US increased 5% from 2015-2016 (5850 and 6121 agency-reported incidents respectively, an increase of 271 incidents).

This increase over the previous year naturally attracted significant media attention, with several outlets blaming the rise of Trump and the Far-Right. However, some facts have been curiously avoided by media outlets. Namely:

Anti-white hate crime increased by 107 incidents, which is more than 1/3 of the general hate crime increase. The increase in racially-motivated incidents for all racial and ethnic groups combined was 179.

Hate crimes against blacks actually dropped marginally by -6 incidents.

Additionally, although there was a 5% increase from 2015 to 2016, there has been a significant long-term decrease in the number of agency-reported hate crime incidents since 1996. For example, there were 8,759 incidents in 1996, 7,722 incidents in 2006, and 6,121 in 2016. This is despite the number of agencies reporting hate crimes to the FBI increasing, as well as the US population.

This link to the FBI hate crime database shows the FBI hate crime data for 1995-2016 (1995 is unavailable, however). Simply compare the number of incidents/offences between the years and you can work out the percentages.

1995-2016 FBI hate crime data
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wtf is "anti-white" hate crime lol :rofl:
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Fake hate crimes have increased too

There's a website someone made for this fakehatecrimes.org
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(Original post by AngeryPenguin)
wtf is "anti-white" hate crime lol :rofl:
I'm guessing it's hate crime against white people.
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Statistics are nice but sometimes you just have to ask people and observe yourself.

I think it's easy to see that hate crimes both against minorities and against whites have gone up.
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Check fakehatecrimes.org it lists hundreds of hate crimes reported in media that turned out to be FAKE


Some of them are even by progressives making racist flyers and then they'll put a name of a conservative group on there.
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Fake hate crimes have increased too

There's a website someone made for this fakehatecrimes.org
Fake hate crimes are indeed an increasing concern, especially now in the age of social media and a growing culture of victim glorification.

I think it's generally best to wait until a culprit and a motive have been identified before making conclusions. However, the media begin reporting things as acts of hate before there's even been an investigation. They need views and clicks right away in order to stay relevant.
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