FBI: Number of anti-Black hate crimes increased by 14% in 2021


FILE - The FBI seal is pictured in Omaha, Neb., Aug. 10, 2022. The number of hate crimes in the U.S. jumped again in 2021, continuing an alarming rise, according to FBI data released Monday, March 13, 2023. Most victims were targeted due to race or ethnicity, followed by sexual orientation and religion. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
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The FBI registered 10,840 cases of hate crimes in 2021, up from 8,052 in 2020, according to a supplement to the agency’s annual report on hate crimes. The number of anti-Black hate crimes increased by 14 percent. Black Americans were the most frequently targeted based on their race or ethnicity, with approximately one victim of anti-Black hatred reported for every 12,000 Black people nationwide.

In 2021, the FBI registered 3,277 cases of anti-Black hate crimes, with 3,906 victims. White victims of hate crimes were numerically the second largest group of racially targeted victims, after Black Americans, but proportionately they were significantly less likely to be victims of hate crimes than any other large group examined in the research.

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