FBI: Hate Crime Reports Surged After Trump’s Election

The federal agency’s tally of reported hate crimes reached a five-year high in 2016, with a significant bump in the last quarter of the year as Trump was unexpectedly swept into the White House.

The number of hate crimes reported in the United States reached a five-year high in 2016, taking a noticeable uptick toward the end of the year around the time of Donald Trump’s unexpected electoral college victory, reports the Southern Poverty Law Center. The FBI said Monday that law enforcement agencies nationally tallied 6,121 reports of hate crimes last year, up about 5 percent from the 5,818 reported in 2015. However, 88 percent of participating law enforcement agencies reported no hate crimes in their jurisdictions, an ongoing challenge for data collection efforts. The federal Bureau of Justice Statistics estimates an annual average of 250,000 incidents of hate crime victimizations in the U.S., about 40 times the number reported by the FBI.

The FBI figures show that 1,747 hate crimes were reported in the last quarter of 2016, a 25.9 percent increase over October through December in 2015. That figure supports a sharp increase in bias incidents reported by journalists and civil rights organizations in the wake of the election. The FBI said about 59 percent of victims were targeted because of their ethnicity, race or ancestry. Another 21 percent were picked out because of their religious affiliation and 16.7 percent based on sexual orientation. The FBI reported 381 anti-Muslim crimes, up more than 20 percent from the 301 reported in 2015. Anti-Jewish crimes increased to 834 reported incidents in 2016, up 16 percent from the previous year.

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Ebonee Shanetta Spears: Young Mother Acted Erratically Before 2016 Disappearance

30-year-old Ebonee Shanetta Spears disappeared from Wilmington, North Carolina on January 15, 2016. Ebonee acted paranoid prior to her disappearance. She has not been found. About the Case Ebonee Shanetta Spears was a single mother to a daughter and resided at Point-Taylor Estates in the 1300 block of Brooklyn Lane in Wilmington, North Carolina. On … Continue reading “Ebonee Shanetta Spears: Young Mother Acted Erratically Before 2016 Disappearance”

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30-year-old Ebonee Shanetta Spears disappeared from Wilmington, North Carolina on January 15, 2016. Ebonee acted paranoid prior to her disappearance. She has not been found. About the Case Ebonee Shanetta Spears was a single mother to a daughter and resided at Point-Taylor Estates in the 1300 block of Brooklyn Lane in Wilmington, North Carolina. On … Continue reading "Ebonee Shanetta Spears: Young Mother Acted Erratically Before 2016 Disappearance"

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Ebonee Shanetta Spears: Young Mother Acted Erratically Before 2016 Disappearance

30-year-old Ebonee Shanetta Spears disappeared from Wilmington, North Carolina on January 15, 2016. Ebonee acted paranoid prior to her disappearance. She has not been found. About the Case Ebonee Shanetta Spears was a single mother to a daughter and resided at Point-Taylor Estates in the 1300 block of Brooklyn Lane in Wilmington, North Carolina. On … Continue reading “Ebonee Shanetta Spears: Young Mother Acted Erratically Before 2016 Disappearance”

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30-year-old Ebonee Shanetta Spears disappeared from Wilmington, North Carolina on January 15, 2016. Ebonee acted paranoid prior to her disappearance. She has not been found. About the Case Ebonee Shanetta Spears was a single mother to a daughter and resided at Point-Taylor Estates in the 1300 block of Brooklyn Lane in Wilmington, North Carolina. On … Continue reading "Ebonee Shanetta Spears: Young Mother Acted Erratically Before 2016 Disappearance"

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Citing Trump, Advocacy Group Reports Uptick in Hate Groups

The Southern Poverty Law Center says it counted 917 hate groups and other extremist organizations operating in the U.S. last year, up slightly from 2015. The group’s Mark Potok called 2016 “an unprecedented year for hate” as the radical right was energized by the candidacy of Donald Trump.

The number of hate groups in the United States rose for a second year in a row in 2016 as the radical right was energized by the candidacy of Donald Trump, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center’s annual census of hate groups and other extremist organizations. The most dramatic growth was the near-tripling of anti-Muslim hate groups – from 34 in 2015 to 101 last year. The growth has been accompanied by a rash of crimes targeting Muslims. The latest FBI statistics show that hate crimes against Muslims grew by 67 percent in 2015, when Trump launched his campaign.

The report, contained in the Spring 2017 issue of the SPLC’s Intelligence Report, includes the Hate Map showing the names, types and locations of hate groups across the country. The SPLC found that the number of hate groups operating in 2016 rose to 917 – up from 892 in 2015. “2016 was an unprecedented year for hate,” said Mark Potok, an SPLC senior fellow. “The country saw a resurgence of white nationalism that imperils the racial progress we’ve made, along with the rise of a president whose policies reflect the values of white nationalists.”

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Corrie McKeague: Missing from England since September 2016

Corrie McKeague vanished without a trace after walking behind a bakery on September 24, 2016 in Bury St. Edmunds, England. He has not been seen since. About the Case On September 23, 2016, Corrie McKeague, 23, from Fife, Scotland and a Senior Aircraftman in RAF Regiment’s 2 Squadron stationed at RAF Honington in England, drove from his … Continue reading “Corrie McKeague: Missing from England since September 2016”

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Corrie McKeague vanished without a trace after walking behind a bakery on September 24, 2016 in Bury St. Edmunds, England. He has not been seen since. About the Case On September 23, 2016, Corrie McKeague, 23, from Fife, Scotland and a Senior Aircraftman in RAF Regiment’s 2 Squadron stationed at RAF Honington in England, drove from his … Continue reading “Corrie McKeague: Missing from England since September 2016”

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Corrie McKeague: Missing from England since September 2016

Corrie McKeague vanished without a trace after walking behind a bakery on September 24, 2016 in Bury St. Edmunds, England. He has not been seen since. About the Case On September 23, 2016, Corrie McKeague, 23, from Fife, Scotland and a Senior Aircraftman in RAF Regiment’s 2 Squadron stationed at RAF Honington in England, drove from his … Continue reading “Corrie McKeague: Missing from England since September 2016”

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Corrie McKeague vanished without a trace after walking behind a bakery on September 24, 2016 in Bury St. Edmunds, England. He has not been seen since. About the Case On September 23, 2016, Corrie McKeague, 23, from Fife, Scotland and a Senior Aircraftman in RAF Regiment’s 2 Squadron stationed at RAF Honington in England, drove from his … Continue reading “Corrie McKeague: Missing from England since September 2016”

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Corrie McKeague: Missing from England since September 2016

Corrie McKeague vanished without a trace after walking behind a bakery on September 24, 2016 in Bury St. Edmunds, England. He has not been seen since. About the Case On September 23, 2016, Corrie McKeague, 23, from Fife, Scotland and a Senior Aircraftman in RAF Regiment’s 2 Squadron stationed at RAF Honington in England, drove from his … Continue reading “Corrie McKeague: Missing from England since September 2016”

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Corrie McKeague vanished without a trace after walking behind a bakery on September 24, 2016 in Bury St. Edmunds, England. He has not been seen since. About the Case On September 23, 2016, Corrie McKeague, 23, from Fife, Scotland and a Senior Aircraftman in RAF Regiment’s 2 Squadron stationed at RAF Honington in England, drove from his … Continue reading “Corrie McKeague: Missing from England since September 2016”

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