FBI reports hate crimes rose 6 percent in 2020

August 31, 2021 ☼ hatecivility

Source: The Washington Post - Link

The number of hate crimes in the United States rose in 2020 to the highest level in 12 years, propelled by increasing assaults targeting Black and Asian people, the FBI reported Monday.

In all, the federal agency tallied 7,759 hate crimes last year, a tumultuous 12 months marked by a global pandemic, a divisive presidential election and upheaval in the economy. The total represented an increase of 6 percent from 2019 and the most since 2008, when 7,783 hate crimes were reported.

There has been a marked decrease in civility among folks who think they are being inconvenienced. This is the extreme end of that.