by Lynde Langdon
Posted 11/14/18, 10:10 am
Reports of crimes motivated by racial, religious, sexual, and other prejudices spiked across the United States by 17 percent in 2017, rising for the third straight year, with a 37 percent increase in anti-Semitic crimes, according to an FBI report released Tuesday. Some of the increases might be the result of better reporting by police departments, but law enforcement officials say they don’t doubt hate crimes are on the rise. A little more than two weeks ago, an anti-Semitic, anti-immigrant gunman killed 11 people in a Pittsburgh synagogue as they gathered for Saturday services.