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National Crime Data Reporting Models Called ‘Severely Broken’

While the FBI reported in September that murder was up almost 15 percent based on data from agencies that reported three to six months of comparable figures for both 2019 and 2020, the antiquated national crime data collection and reporting system makes it hard to confidently say what is causing the spike or what can be done about it, write two commentators in USA Today.

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FBI: Hate Crimes at ‘Highest Level in More Than a Decade’

FBI data show hate crime incidents increased 2.7 percent last year, following a UN report released last month noting an increase in racist incidents targeting Asian Americans during the pandemic — which the UN traces to President Donald Trump’s rhetoric about the “China Flu.”