Federal Bureau of Investigation data shows 18 hate crimes logged in South Dakota in 2016

FBI: Hate Crimes Increased by 4.6 Percent in 2016

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There were more than 6,100 hate crimes a year ago, compared to 5,850 in 2015.

As part of the 2016 report, participants in UCR's Hate Crime Statistics Program included 15,254 law enforcement agencies.

Meanwhile, nearly one in five of last year's hate crimes were motivated by prejudices related to sexual orientation, 63 percent of them targeting gay men. In 2015 and 2016, that number was driven by crimes against people due to their race or ethnicity.

The rise marked the first time since 2004 that hate crime in the United States has increased two years in a row. The total was slightly higher in 2015, with the county recording 68 percent of reported hate crimes in the state.

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Some civil rights groups caution that the FBI's annual figures are artificially low because they rely on voluntary reporting.

These numbers correlate with the NCAVP's recent report. About half of those incidents were motivated by race, the agency says.

However, a report issued last month by the Maryland State Police showed a 40 percent increase in hate "incidents" in the state in 2016.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions said the Justice Department is now engaging with state and local leaders and to find ways to better prevent and prosecute hate crimes.

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"No person should have to fear being violently attacked because of who they are, what they believe, of how they worship", US Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in a statement. Anti-Black hate crimes actually declined by three offenses. In 2015, this number was 734, indicating a 19.34 percent increase. And Jews were targeted in more than half the 1,538 religion-motivated crimes. Anti-Jewish hate crimes, anti-Islamic hate crimes, and anti-Catholic hate crimes all saw various increases in 2016.

Another 21.0 percent were for religion, and 17.7 percent sexual orientation.

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