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HATE CRIMES ON RISE

HATE CRIMES ON RISE

The FBI says hate crimes are on the rise across the state according to recent data. 

Fifty-three hate crimes were committed in Wisconsin in 2018, seven more than the previous year.  Of those 53, fourteen were in the northwestern part of the state, including one in Eau Claire.  Hate crimes can include anything from slurs to written threats to violence motivated by a victim’s race, ethnicity, or sexual orientation.

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