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Anti-Indian hate crimes rose dramatically in first year of Trump presidency


November 15, 2018

Hate crimes against Native Americans increased a whopping 63 percent in the first year of Donald Trump's presidency, according to new data released by the FBI.

Law enforcement agencies across the nation reported 251 hate crime incidents against American Indians and Alaska Natives in 2017. That represents a significant jump from the 154 incidents seen as the Barack Obama era came to a close.


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