White suspects accounted for 55.2% of the 6,431 known offenders
An FBI report has revealed that hate crimes in the US have surged to their highest level in 12 years.
In its 2020 Hate Crime Statistics report, released on Monday, the FBI reported that over 10,000 people reported hate crimes to law enforcement.
Over 7,700 criminal hate crime incidents were reported to the FBI in 2020, an increase of 450 from 2019 and the highest since 2008 when 7,783 incidents were reported.
Attacks on black people rose from 1,930 to 2,755 whilst attacks on Asians increased from 161 to 274.
Incidents in which the victim was targeted because of their race, ethnicity or ancestry had the highest increase, rising from 3,954 to 4,939 between 2019 and 2020.
62% of victims were targeted because of their race or ethnicity, up from 58% in 2019.
Suspects were majority white, accounting for 55.2% of the 6,431 known offenders. 1.1% were Asian.
The majority of attacks occurred in or near residences, accounting for 28.3% of the incidents.
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