FBI report for 2016 sees hate crimes on the rise

14 NOV 17 19:06 ET By AJ Willingham, CNN (CNN) — National hate crime statistics are flawed and incomplete. That’s because bias and motivations for crimes aren’t always clear, such crimes can be underreported by both victims and police, and even when the available data are compiled by the FBI, they still don’t give a fully realized picture of where and how criminal hate is expressed in America. That being said, the data can still give us a general idea of sea changes and shifts in our social animus. For instance, newly released FBI hate crime statistics for 2016 reveal some interesting...

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