Hate Crimes in 2015

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Recently released hate crime data from the FBI for 2015 reveal that there were 1,745 African-American victims of hate crimes last year, 664 Jewish victims of anti-religious hate crimes and 257 Muslim hate crime victims. Adjusting for the population size of each group (42.75 million blacks5.7 million Jews and 3.3 million Muslims), the hate crime victimization rates last year per 100,000 population were 11.6 for Jews7.8 for Muslims and 4.1 for blacks.

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The FBI data for 2015 on anti-religion hate crimes also reveal that of the 1,244 victims of anti-religious hate crimes last year in the US, 664 were Jewish (53.4% of the total) and 257 were Muslim (20.7% of the total). Obviously, since more than half (53.4%) of the anti-religious hate crime victims in 2015 were Jewish, there were more Jewish victims last year of anti-religious hate crimes (664) than victims of all other religious groups combined (580).

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