Drop in hate crimes positive step for U.S.
The Kansas City Star
Hate crimes dropped in America in 2011, according to the FBI.
That a positive step for the country in people’s ability to get along. More than 6,216 hate crimes were reported to U.S. law enforcement agencies last year.
That’s a drop of 6 percent from 2010. Reason.com reports it’s the lowest since 1994.
Reason.com said 46.9 percent were motivated by a racial bias; 20.8 percent, sexual‑orientation bias; 19.8 percent, a religious bias; and 11.6 percent, an ethnicity/national origin bias. “Bias against a disability accounted for 0.9 percent of single-bias incidents,” Reason.com said.
Hate crimes against Muslims were up 12.5 percent. That’s an area of bias in this country that needs a lot of work.