Those criminal incidents, the report said, were motivated by bias toward race, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, sexual orientation, disability, gender, or gender identity, reports Xinhua news agency. Crimes were also committed against victims due to their religion or sexual orientation.
Authorities warn the actual number of hate crimes is likely much higher.
Muslims and Jews were the most common targets in the USA, with anti-Muslim bias making up the second highest religious bias at 25 percent behind anti-Jewish bias, which accounted for about 55 percent, making Jews the most targeted group in the U.S.
In a report, they said that the "actual number of hate crimes may be as high as 250,000 - more than 40 times the 6,121 incidents that the Federal Bureau of Investigation reports for 2016".
The report was based on data voluntarily submitted by about 15,000 law enforcement agencies.
In neighboring Minnesota, hate crimes rose from 109 to 119 during the same period. Hate crimes against black people declined by 3 offenses from 2015 to 2016. That year, almost 17 percent of participating police agencies reported incidents. Most of the crimes came in the form of intimidation, assault, or vandalism.
North Dakota reported eight hate crimes previous year.
The maximum number of hate crimes were related to race or ethnicity in 2016- 3,483 - with more than half against African Americans.
"The Department of Justice is committed to ensuring that individuals can live without fear of being a victim of violent crime based on who they are, what they believe, or how they worship", said Attorney General Jeff Sessions in a statement.
The shopping bonanza will last all weekend, and is followed by Black Friday's online equivalent Cyber Monday on November 27 . CR has already weighed in on the Black Friday deals at Best Buy, Costco , Dell , BJ's , Target , and Walmart .
Restrictions include a ban on USA entities buying any new Venezuela debt issues - usually a required step in any restructuring. Venezuela's envoy to the UN, Rafael Ramirez, called the meeting "illegal" and a "hostile" act "of interference" by the US.
A photo of the Australia full back with Prince William , second in line to the throne, went viral after the win over Wales. I love playing in my budgie smugglers, so they were the last things that I was wearing.
The Army Corps of Engineers reportedly avoided hiring Whitefish because it charged twice as much as it should have. Mammoth Energy has 250 linemen in Puerto Rico rebuilding the power lines at the rate of $4,000 each per day.
During the hearing, Justice Saqib Nisar asked if hiding assets in the nomination paper was a mistake or deliberate lying. Akram Sheikh, the lawyer representing Abbasi, claimed that the the PTI chief had changed his stance 18 times.
More damage and power outages are being reported throughout the Olympia area as a strong fall storm passes through the region. The National Weather Service in Seattle has issued a High Wind Warning , which is in effect until 9 PM PST this evening.
Greenstone is charged with keeping players from getting too close to the sideline during games, to avoid a penalty. University officials were informed and as of 10:30 a.m. on Monday the student has been withdrawn from school.
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Sales on spirits may be soaring, but McKevitt said we're garuanteed to see another surge ahead of the Christmas period. United Kingdom grocery sales reportedly increased 3.1 per cent year-on-year, and 1.7 per cent excluding discounters.
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