Today, on its official website, the FBI reported that the number of hate crimes reported from 2007 to 2008 increased 2 percent. That may not seem like much but it represents the biggest jump in hate crimes since 2001. This may not mean much because the number of law enforcement agencies that have agreed to participate in the reporting of such crimes increased in 2008. Also, the number of hate crimes based on someone's religion also increased. The only decreases were reported in crimes involving someone ethnicity or national origin. The Anti-Defamation League called for a coordinated response by government to put a stop to such crimes.
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