How Common Are Hate Crimes? It’s Another National Data Gap

National data on hate crime is scarce because the FBI’s counting is flawed. Incidents of hate crime have declined from 200 on the day after the presidential election to fewer than 10 per day in early December, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center. But the center says they will persist if the Trump administration “continues to demonize certain populations.”

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Rising Violent Crime in 13 U.S. Cities: Report

But there were also declines in 12 cities, prompting NYU’s Brennan Center for Justice to conclude that concerns about a national crime wave are still “premature.” Nevertheless, the Center added, “These trends suggest a need to understand” why some big cities are suffering increases in the murder rate–and not others.