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104 hate crimes occurred in Minnesota in 2019, the FBI reports



(The Center Square) – Minnesota, with a monitored population of 5,533,121, reported that 104 hate crimes occurred within its borders in 2019, the latest year for which data was available, according to newly released FBI data.

A total of 379 public safety agencies in Minnesota reported the data. The collection of the data is the result of the Hate Crimes Statistics Act, which Congress passed in April of 1990.

The crimes reported to the FBI were motivated by either race, ethnicity or ancestry; gender identity; religious affiliation; disability or sexual orientation. In addition to individuals, victims can also be business and financial institutions, public agencies and religious groups, according to the FBI.  

The greatest number of incidents were motivated by race, ethnicity or ancestry, according to the report. Of those incidents, more than 48% were driven by anti-Black hatred, while 15.8% grew out of anti-White bias, the data show. Anti-Hispanic incidents made up 14.1%  of the total.

More than 60% of the hate crimes motivated by religious bias were anti-Jewish, the report said.

2019 Hate Crime Data by State

Participating State / Territory Number of
Participating
Agencies
Population
Covered
Agencies
Submitting
Incident
Reports
Total
Number of
Incidents
Reported
Alabama 2 85,670 0 0
Alaska 33 727,792 5 11
Arizona 92 6,395,924 17 209
Arkansas 278 2,813,597 6 9
California 737 39,502,561 195 1,015
Colorado 221 5,705,335 50 210
Connecticut 102 3,373,874 40 76
Delaware 63 973,764 10 22
District of Columbia 2 705,749 2 222
Florida 638 20,901,840 51 111
Georgia 495 9,290,789 50 102
Hawaii 1 974,902 1 41
Idaho 106 1,782,402 9 24
Illinois 728 12,125,954 23 65
Indiana 214 3,643,904 23 75
Iowa 246 3,135,918 8 10
Kansas 377 2,610,898 53 78
Kentucky 410 4,460,061 67 146
Louisiana 137 3,536,544 11 26
Maine 134 1,344,212 10 19
Maryland 153 6,045,680 9 18
Massachusetts 360 6,772,985 83 388
Michigan 638 9,969,410 188 434
Minnesota 379 5,533,121 35 104
Mississippi 42 882,028 5 14
Missouri 571 6,077,911 28 83
Montana 103 1,055,460 16 32
Nebraska 130 1,813,150 23 46
Nevada 48 3,070,743 5 44
New Hampshire 188 1,313,554 14 16
New Jersey 556 8,638,072 208 472
New Mexico 23 819,112 6 50
New York 558 18,949,575 65 611
North Carolina 332 8,740,258 80 210
North Dakota 109 762,062 12 18
Ohio 551 9,730,885 134 391
Oklahoma 438 3,946,211 22 28
Oregon 204 4,056,079 46 175
Pennsylvania 1,424 12,585,495 15 41
Rhode Island 48 1,058,329 10 17
South Carolina 405 5,081,688 36 68
South Dakota 128 848,738 13 20
Tennessee 465 6,830,634 42 117
Texas 1,059 28,885,669 167 456
Utah 121 3,077,345 14 18
Vermont 89 628,664 17 33
Virginia 415 8,533,624 57 163
Washington 253 7,587,677 77 542
West Virginia 240 1,574,978 18 31
Wisconsin 437 5,810,699 43 74
Wyoming 55 512,713 5 5
Total 15,588 305,284,239 2,172 7,314

Source: Federal Bureau of Investigation; U.S. Department of Justice



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