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November 23, 2009
Reports of anti-gay or religious-based hate crimes rise in US in 2008; more agencies tracking:
Reports of hate crimes against gays and religious groups
increased sharply in the U.S. in 2008
, according to new FBI data released Monday.
Overall, the number of reported hate crimes increased about 2 percent. These same figures show a nearly 11 percent increase in hate crimes based on sexual orientation, and a nearly 9 percent increase in hate crimes based on religion.
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