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The Uniform Crime Reporting Program (UCR) released its latest compilation of bias-motivated incidents in the nation. The data was submitted by law enforcement agencies.
In 2017, there were 8,493 reported victims of single-incident bias. 59.6 percent of them were targeted because of race/ethnicity/ancestry bias. 20.6 percent were targeted because of their religion. 15.8 percent were targeted because of their sexual orientation. 1.9 percent were from disabilities and 1.6 percent were gender identity bias.
The results go on to state percentages of hate crimes involving intimidation, rape, human trafficking and aggravated assault.
Of known offenders (identification from law enforcement), 50.7 percent were white, 21.3 percent were African-American. Of the known offenders for whom ages were recorded, 83.0 percent were 18 or older.
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