Digging into data to better understand hate

There are far more anti-Jewish crimes than any other religiously motivated hate crimes in the US and the numbers are rising.

While the federal Hate Crime Statistics Act of 1990 mandates the AG to collect data, participation in the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting program is voluntary. Data collection is important, e.g., for getting victims help, giving police info on trouble spots, increasing public awareness and allocating resources. The database splits out religion from other categories, and there are more anti-Jewish acts (53% to 79%) than all other anti-religions combined.

The patchwork of federal and state laws does not constitute a consistent way to address the issue.

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