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Anti-Muslim Hate Crimes Decrease in 2018

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The percentage of anti-Muslim hate crimes decreased in 2018 compared to 2017, according to a report released by the FBI.

In general, hate crimes decreased slightly (0.77 percent) in 2018 from the previous year, according to the FBI, as did hate crimes based on religion.

Here are some takeaways from the report:

  • Of reported hate crimes motivated by religion, 57.8 percent were anti-Jewish and 14.5 percent anti-Muslim in 2018. Last year, the percentage of anti-Muslim hate crimes in this category was 18.7 percent.
  • The percentage of hate crimes based on religion also decreased, from 20.6 percent in 207 to 18.7 percent in 2018.
  • Close to 60 percent of reported hate crimes over the past four year were based on race, ethnicity or ancestry. Anti-Arab hate crimes amounted to two percent of these crimes.

For a comparison of hate crimes over the past four years, see our charts below

In terms of the type of offenses reported in 2018:

  • 30.1 percent were intimidation
  • 22.3 percent were simple assault
  • 22.1 percent were destruction/damage/vandalism
  • 12.1 percent were aggravated assault

This breakdown of types of offenses has remained fairly consistent since 2016.

Those committing hate crimes were 50.7 percent white and 21.3 percent black or African-American (whites make up 72 percent of the U.S. population and blacks make up 12.6 percent of the population). Other ethnicities committed the rest of the reported hate crimes.

In 2018, the FBI reported that of those crimes motivated by race, ethnicity or ancestry bias:

  • 46.9 percent were motivated by anti-Black or African American bias
  • 20.2 percent stemmed from anti-White bias
  • 13.0 percent were classified as anti-Hispanic or Latino bias

In 2017, of those crimes motivated by race, ethnicity or ancestry bias:

  • 48.8 percent were motivated by anti-Black or African American bias
  • 17.5 percent stemmed from anti-White bias
  • 10.9 percent were classified as anti-Hispanic or Latino bias

For a comparison of hate crimes over the past four years, see our charts below:

 

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