FBI Claims Hate Crimes Have Risen to a 12-Year High

The Federal Bureau of Investigation released a report on Monday claiming that hate crimes in America rose to a 12-year high in the year 2020, according to CNN.

The report claims that over 10,000 people reported such crimes to the authorities over the course of last year, with approximately 7,700 confirmed cases, which is just slightly higher than the roughly 7,250 such cases in 2019. However, most other federal agencies actually reported a decrease in hate crimes than the FBI did in comparison to previous years.

The previous high in recent memory was 2008, where approximately 7,783 such hate crimes were reported. The report on 2020 claims that the primary targets of such crimes were African-Americans and Asian-Americans. The number of alleged attacks against African-Americans rose from 1,930 in 2019 to 2,755 in 2020, with alleged hate crimes against Asians supposedly rising from 161 to 274 in the same timespan.

These trends appear to coincide with the rise of violent activity by Black Lives Matter, a black nationalist organization, as well as the spread of the Chinese coronavirus, which originated in the city of Wuhan in China. Black Lives Matter has repeatedly and falsely claimed that African-Americans are the perpetual victims of so-called “systemic racism” in the United States, while others on the far-left have falsely claimed that Asian-Americans are facing discrimination due to the virus’s origins in China.

It is unclear how many hate crimes against White Americans were included in the report, even though there was a widespread and widely-documented trend of attacks against White Americans, especially supporters of President Donald Trump, over the course of 2020 by Black Lives Matter, Antifa, and other far-left domestic terrorist organizations. In the summer of 2020, race riots saw dozens of cities burned, hundreds of businesses destroyed, and many innocent citizens attacked in the streets by such radicals, with roughly two dozen Americans being murdered by rioters.

About Eric Lendrum

Eric Lendrum graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he was the Secretary of the College Republicans and the founding chairman of the school’s Young Americans for Freedom chapter. He has interned for Young America’s Foundation, the Heritage Foundation, and the White House, and has worked for numerous campaigns including the 2018 re-election of Congressman Devin Nunes (CA-22). He is currently a co-host of The Right Take podcast.

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