Hate crimes in the United States rose to their highest level in more than a decade last year, while more murders motivated by hate were recorded than ever before, the F.B.I.
— was attributed in large part to the mass shooting in El Paso in August 2019.
collected data on 7,314 criminal incidents motivated by bias toward race or ethnicity or gender identity in 2019.
It was the third straight year the metric surpassed 7,100 incidents and it was the highest number since the F.B.I.
data likely undercounts the number of hate crimes in America, both because many victims fail to report incidents and local agencies are not required to report hate crime data to the F.B.I.