There was an increase in the number of hate crimes reported in Massachusetts and the rest of the nation overall, according to new data released by the FBI. FBI says hate crimes reports were up about 17 percent in 2017 nationwide, marking a rise for the third year in a row.
Among those were 12 hate incidents reported in Newton, in 2017 as follows.
- Race/Ethnicity Ancestry (3)
- Religion (7)
- Sexual orientation (2)
I don’t have time at the moment to dig out Newton’s comparable 2016 statistics, but if someone else does, please add them to the comments section.