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FBI Reports That Hate Crimes Spiked In PA In 2020

FBI Reports That Hate Crimes Spiked In PA In 2020 | Newtown News of Interest |

In Pennsylvania, 734 of 1,540 law enforcement agencies reported a total of 81 hate crimes. Among the reported incidents, 59 were race, ethnicity or ancestry related.


The number of reported hate crimes in our state increased last year compared with 2019, when 45 hate crimes were reported.


Here's a look at what 2020 data revealed about why victims of hate crimes were targeted in Pennsylvania:


  • Race/ethnicity/ancestry: 59
  • Religion: 13
  • Sexual orientation: 4
  • Multiple biases: 3
  • Gender identity: 2


Most Prevalent Bias Type:


  • Anti-Black or African American: 29
  • Anti-other race, ethnicity or ancestry: 13
  • Anti-Jewish: 11
  • Anti-Asian: 8
  • Anti-White: 4
  • Others: 16


See the full 2020 data report for Pennsylvania;


johnmacknewtown's insight:

Further Reading:

  • “According to the 2020 Census, PA Is Among The Least Diverse States”;
  • “Op-Ed by Karen Downer: What The Hate Crime Against Asian Americans in Atlanta Should Tell Us in Bucks County”;
  • “ADL: There were eight incidents of extremism and anti-Semitism in Bucks County in 2019. Only the tip of the iceberg, IMHO!”;
  • “Bucks NAACP, ADL Philadelphia Condemn Pennridge's Halt in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Efforts”;

    “Race and Discipline in Bucks County Schools”;

    “How NAACP Works With Bensalem Police to Deal With Complaints”;

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