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Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Apr 30, 2018
The number of criminal offenses motivated by a known bias increased 10.5 percent last year, according to data recently released by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigations. The Tennessean reports that the TBI received reports of 199 hate crimes last year, up from 180 in 2016. Of those crimes, racial, ethnicity and ancestry bias was the most frequently reported motivation, accounting for 56.8 percent of the reports. Assault offenses were the most frequently reported, followed by intimidation.