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Hate Crimes Against Muslims Up from 2014 to 2015, by Meira Svirsky (Clarion Project)

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Nov. 15, 2016

The latest FBI stats show that all religiously-motivated hate crimes increased in 2015. Crimes against Muslims accounted for 22% of the total.

…”In 2014, 177 incidents against Muslims were reported compared to 307 in 2015, representing a 73 percent increase. However, it should also be noted that religiously-motivated hate crimes increased 28 percent from the previous year, from 1,092 incidences reported in 2014 to 1,402 reported in 2015.

As with last year, by far, the largest number of these hate crimes were directed toward Jews (52.1 percent in 2015 and 58.2 percent in 2014). Although hate crimes against Muslims account for 21.9 percent of all religiously-motivated hate crimes, that percentage was up from 16.3 in 2014.”…

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